Mister Bud Wears the Cone

by Carter Goodrich

In the third book starring this endearing canine odd couple, Mister Bud is sentenced... read more

In the third book starring this endearing canine odd couple, Mister Bud is sentenced to a day of wearing a pet Elizabethan collar after a night of chewing and licking at a spot on his back. At first jealous of the attention Mister Bud receives for his infirmity, Zorro quickly loses interest in trying to help remove the cone and instead exploits his housemate’s limitations with nonstop teasing and mischief. When Mister Bud accidentally breaks a lamp, Zorro is beside himself with excited anticipation of the scolding that will ensue. To his dismay, their owner instead sympathizes with the beleaguered dog and — to add insult to injury — gives Mister Bud a special treat. Always generous, cone-free Mister Bud shares his biscuit, and normalcy resumes, at least momentarily. That night, Zorro is the one awake with an itch. The distinctive personalities of these canine buddies are expressed vividly through text and illustrations, from Mister Bud’s gentle kindness to hyper Zorro’s short attention span. (Ages 3–7)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2015

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