What Color Is Caesar?
author: Maxine Kumin
illustrator: Alison Friend
Caesar is a large white dog with a great many black spots. Or is he a large black dog with even more white spots? Thatís the trouble: he doesnít know which, and though nobody in the family seems to care, he wonít rest until he uncovers the truth. So off he traipses, beseeching one animal after another to find out what color he is, basically. From celebrated poet Maxine Kumin comes a doggedly quizzical hero, brought comically to life by Alison Friendís expressive watercolors -- a lovable picture-book character who ultimately learns that itís not whatís on the outside that counts.
One dogís quest for self-definition is anything but black and white in this delightfully droll, enlightening tale by an acclaimed former poet laureate. (Ages 2-5)