THE CANNY MUTT
SILVINHA MEIRELLES e CHRIS MAZZOTTA
20,5x27,5cm | 32 pág | R$35
Library Itaú 2015
Everyone knows how mutts are lovely and the main character of The canny mutt is no exception. He is a caring, gentle and a sharp-witted dog. As a puppy, he enjoys the warmth of a cozy home and the tenderness of little Ana, and during his canine adolescence, he visits the beach and knows Ric, a surfer who becomes his friend. In his journey through life, the mutt crosses paths with dogs and people from different places and when he reaches old age, he finally meets Dona Alzira and enjoys a calmer life. The beautiful and thought-provoking illustrations of Chris Mazzotta frame and enlarge the text and, at the same time, shed light on small details, inviting the reader to look at life on the move. From beginning to end, the book catches attention, while Silvinha Meirelles approaches issues like freedom, love and diversity with mastery and subtlety. The story surprises and points to the many turns that life can give, motivating readers to relate to their own experience.