Books: Of Dogs and Democracy

A DOG OF His OWN—Laura Z. Hob-SON—Illustrated by Jane Miller—Viking ($ I).

Munro Leaf dashed off his fabulous The Story of Ferdinand in 40 minutes, with no more propagandist purpose than an oldster reading funny papers to his grandchildren.

Laura Z. Hobson wrote A Dog of His Own in 45 minutes. It is a whimsical, ingratiating tale of a five-year-old dog lover named Mikey, who was very happy with one dog and mistakenly thought he would get happier and happier as, one by one, his foolish aunt gave him nine more.

When Pundit Dorothy Thompson read this, she found it "full of social significance."...

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