Book & Cassette Live Oak Media 2002
CS ISBN 0874997593 $25.95 One cassettes
A tender tale about adopting an "elderly" dog ("Jack is 8, which is 56 in dog years."), growing up with him, and coping with his eventual death, JACK comes as both a picture book and an accompanying recording featuring a realistically young voice serving as the first-person narrator. There's upbeat music (by Chris Kuble) to help express the action as Jack goes from giving baby Mike "horsie rides" to running on the beach with Mike and, finally, to barely being able to get up off his bed. A platable lesson about aging and death is made personal by Mazolli's sincere, childlike reading. M.C. (c) AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine [Published: DEC 02/ JAN 03]
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