I love reading books to my boys. I feel I don't do it enough anymore so I've been trying to work in a few books here and there as often as I can. A few days ago, my five year old brought me a book to read to him I hadn't seen before: Scuppers the Sailor Dog. I always make sure the boys know who wrote and illustrated the book. The Sailor Dog was created by the children's book equivalent to a musical super-group: Margaret Wise Brown (Goodnight Moon) and Garth Williams (Charlotte's Web).
The Sailor Dog was published by Little Golden Books in 1953. This was not the first nor the last Brown and Williams collaboration.
I love the story of Scuppers as it unfolds through brilliant, colorful illustrations about a dog who wants to be a sailor, not a farmer. Scuppers finds a boat that's "just right" and takes to the sea. Scuppers is a resilient, persistent, and smart dog embarking (couldn't resist) on an adventure all kids are sure to enjoy.