Saturday, April 19, 2014

Ten top dogs in children's books

Cliff McNish has just published his first dog-themed book aimed at 8-12 year-olds: Going Home. The author named his top ten dogs in children's books for the Guardian, including:
Toto from the Oz books by L. Frank Baum

Reliable Toto. But did you know that in the later Oz books, as other animals are revealed to have the ability to speak, Toto finally admits that he can speak too — he just chooses not to! In the 1939 film adaptation of The Wizard of Oz Toto was played by a female brindle terrier named Terry who was actually paid more than the human actors at $125 per week.
Read about the other entries on the list.

The Wicked Witch of the West is one of Paul Goat Allen's ten most badass women in fantasy literature.

--Marshal Zeringue