Oh yeah, there is ONE black child in the book, who looks like she's been added later, at some sort of stab at multiculturalism. It's like finding Waldo.
How Fletcher Was Hatched by Wende Devlin
My rating: 2 of 5 stars
Every child depicted in this book looks like an extra from the Brady Bunch. Fletcher the dog is a fool to trust that Otter and Beaver, and he shouldn't ever do so again. Some friends. That picture of him trapped in the egg creeped the shit out of me when I was six, and it still does. This reminds me of the kind of book you'd find in a 1976 doctor's office waiting room. Next to the already-done Highlights magazine. Which means everyone of a certain age probably recognizes that big pink egg with the dog hatching out of it on the cover. I certainly did when I found it among my old books, but when I re-read it today my warm 1970s memories turned sour. Ugh. Not one of my favorites. I'm going to give it two stars only because my mom wrote my name on the front inside cover in 1975.
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