marycatelli (marycatelli) wrote,


Yesh! by Patrick McDonnell

The fourth Mutts book.

It features the first "shelter stories" about animals awaiting adoption.  It also has a sequence about how the guard dog is kept chained up.

Other sequences includes Mooch and Earl tracking a bear -- Mooch yells at it to get out out of the way, it's on their tracks -- and their getting into a boat and ending up at sea -- I particularly like the Sunday one, which shows them talking about being all alone over a sea full of creatures.  It also has Mooch posing as the Sphinx for the first time, and a bird who decides walking south is safer than flying.

Some are aiming for the sweet and touching rather than the comic, but it's a good set.
Tags: fiction reviews: comic strips, fiction reviews: humor

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