My Dog Vamos

by Atsushi Yamashita
illus. by Jun Takabatake

Ages 12 UP

A boy in a seaside town receives a dog from Spain for his birthday. His story, which is told in the first person, follows the development of his feelings towards his pet: his frustrations, anxieties, joys... and, most of all, his love for the animal. Young readers will also be able to identify with the boy's thoughts.

22 x 16 cm, 118 pages, Black-and-white illustrations
First published May 2003