Boris the dog rarely barks and always smiles. That does not make him look too smart, but the story’s narrator, a young child, will demonstrate how bright this big husky really is. In fact, by studying his many grins, you may think this family pet is in total control of his environment! This short tale will also invite the reader to discuss body language, the assumptions we make, and the vocabulary of the untold.
This 1,500 words novel is aimed at 4-8 years old with a keen interest in dogs. The color illustrations by the Italian artist Francesca Da Sacco, present magnificently a Southwestern British Columbia Spring, so unique in Canada. The action takes place over two days in Delta, a suburb of Vancouver. It involves a cat, an exotic garden, a family with three children, a thunderstorm, an unfortunate soccer referee...and a very intelligent dog.