TOTO'S TALE is a fun twist on the classic tale. What I loved about this story was Toto. He's a feisty, spirited little terrier that is faithful to his human pet Dorothy even if she doesn't understand him. Toto gets into some strange and funny encounters that include talking back to some not too nice flying monkeys who insist on calling his a 'rat', standing up to a six foot lion, and even refusing to back down from the wicked witch. I don't know about anyone else, but that witch scared me when I was a child!
Toto's antics had me chuckling in more than a few places. He also reminded me of more than a few other little doggies.
This tale is also filled with rich descriptions of Oz from a doggie's point of view. The wicked witch shoes smell like burnt dandruff and frog water. Interesting combos.
But above all this story shows a faithful, brave dog companion who helps save the day.