Great Smelly, Slobbery, Small-Tooth Dog, The
Author: MacDonald Margaret R.
Publisher: August House
Year Reviewed:: 2008
Review: Illustrated by Julie Paschkis. A read aloud of this retelling of a British Beauty and the Beast tale will have young readers chiming in on each repetition of the "Great Smelly, Slobbery, Small-Tooth Dog" refrain. Less violent and more upbeat than most traditional versions, the "GSSSTD" rescues a rich man from bandits, claims his daughter as a reward, and after two near misses GSSSTD is transformed, through words of true love, into a prince.