Bridget snuck into the shed and took a biscuit from the box. Clearly they were dog biscuits, but a little nibble wouldn't hurt. Hmmmm, it wasn't half bad . . . "It tasted salty and sweet at the same time! IT TASTED GOOD." Mrs. Blair took one look at Bridget and knew what she had been up to. She was standing there with a chagrined look on her face and little crumbs around her mouth. Yup, she ate that biscuit and when she was told she would "go bowwow and turn into a dog," Bridget was having some serious regrets. She even thought that she heard Mrs. Blair's dog say something about how she was once a child . . . before eating one of those Dog Biscuits.
When her mom came to pick her up, she was starting to feel like a dog. Her ears itched, she could wag her tail, and when they went to the butcher shop she even let loose with a few "woofs." "Good little pup you've got there," the butcher said in reply. Regrets. Shouldn't have eaten that biscuit. At suppertime Bridget wolfed down her meal and during bath time she was wild. At bedtime she was practically as wild as a puppy. After she curled up on the bottom of her bed like a good pup she fell asleep, only to wake in the night for a wild adventure with Mrs. Blair's dog and a pack of wild dogs. Woooooo, she shouldn't have eaten that Dog Biscuit! What would she do if she could never go home again?
This book was absolutely the most charming and hysterical book rolled into one I've read in some time. Naturally, every youngster I know has been interested in testing a dog biscuit just to see if what they taste like and over the years I've had pause to wonder why I've been running a bit low at times. I loved the way the author subtly caught the worries and fears Bridget had about turning into a dog. The excitement in the book simply grew and grew until the book exploded with color and the dog howled so loudly "that the moon exploded and the sky fell in." I don't know if you want to test any Dog Biscuits, but you might want to try out this book!