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It Shouldn't Happen (to a Dog) Kindle Edition
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From the Back Cover
Army life didn't agree with GI Albert C. Bedlington, Jr. He felt like he was always crawling on all fours, and one day when the very thing he'd feared for months finally happened—he had become a dog! The fellas all recognized him, so he carried on as usual, going on a furlough, visiting the USO, getting in and out of trouble, and serving with the K-9 corps.
Recounted chiefly in winsome illustrations, this fantasy was written and drawn by Don Freeman, author of Corduroy and other children's books. His witty and unusual take on World War II–era life among the enlisted men and on the home front was hailed by the Philadelphia Inquirer as a "fantastic and captivating story" and by the Chicago Tribune as "wonderful fun."
Dover (2014) republication of the edition published by Harcourt, Brace and Company, New York, 1945.
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About the Author
- ASIN : B00NP5T47M
- Publisher : Dover Publications; Illustrated edition (September 15, 2014)
- Publication date : September 15, 2014
- Language : English
- File size : 11080 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 224 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #3,854,630 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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If you have something you want to say, but are not able to, how do you go about saying it? For Don Freeman, a cartoonist in the military, he saw inequality based on skin color, but couldn't say anything openly about it. Instead, he tells the story of a soldier who joins the military and gets turned into a dog. We follow the dog as he goes through training and daily army life. We see him go on leave and tries to ride in the front of a city bus. It's not comical, but it is sharp social commentary for a time when this might have been the only way to talk about these things.
I found it to be of historical interest. The introduction is very good, and you get to learn about the artist, Don Freeman. I knew of Don from the children's book Corduroy, but I was unfamiliar with this side of his work. I'm glad I got to read this.
I received a review copy of this ebook from Dover Publications and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this ebook.
This is well worth the read...and great for discussions as well.