Bulldogs form loving, loyal, tolerant bonds with children:
Happily domesticated and wildly friendly animals always appear on BFF lists of a child’s or a grown-up’s best friends forever. The picture book Winnie and Waldorf therefore brings forth memories of a child and a dog growing up together through the interactions between and ensuing series of mishaps regarding:
• a misadventure-making bulldog named Waldorf;
• a mischief-minded younger sister named nicknamed Winnie; and
• a music-motivated older sister named Sara.
It begins with Waldorf and Winnie hiding under a fancy table set in anticipation of Sara’s upcoming violin concert. Winnie concentrates so much on keeping the two friends current of the comings and goings that she does not hear Waldorf’s snores or see his closed eyes and relaxed body.