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Fashion goes to the dogs in this lovable follow-up to "Say Hello to Zorro!"Mister Bud and Zorro get along just great. They wake up together, have walk time together, and take naps together. But something is about to interrupt their schedule: Zorro has to wear a fancy outfit.Zorro is embarrassed, mortified, aghast. Mr. Bud tries to cheer him up, but nothing works. EveryoneFashion goes to the dogs in this lovable follow-up to "Say Hello to Zorro!"Mister Bud and Zorro get along just great. They wake up together, have walk time together, and take naps together. But something is about to interrupt their schedule: Zorro has to wear a fancy outfit.Zorro is embarrassed, mortified, aghast. Mr. Bud tries to cheer him up, but nothing works. Everyone makes fun of Zorro, and he refuses to participate in chew-on-a-stick time. Mister Bud doesn't know what to do.But when another dog, a "very cool" dog shows up in an outfit and does amazing tricks and beats all the other dogs in a race, Zorro discovers that wearing clothes might not be so bad after all.Everything is back on schedule....

Title : Zorro Gets an Outfit
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ISBN : 9781442435353
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 48 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Zorro Gets an Outfit Reviews

  • karen
    2019-07-17 09:19

    i do not usually approve of animals in clothing. it is just...unnecessary. and i think it shames them. making animals into people is just wrong. they are animals, for the love...why does an animal need to look like cliff huxtable??or like greg's mom??there is just no need, you ask although i was really excited to read this book because i loved the first one, Say Hello to Zorro!,i was a little apprehensive. 'cuz why does zorro need an outfit? he is so cute as it is!and he didn't look any happier about it than i was:but it turns out, outfits can make you more confident, if you have the right inspiration! this book is really cute, even if i don't agree with the underlying message regarding the age-old dog/clothing dilemma.but i still love the artwork, and while i sorta see it as propaganda indoctrinating our youth into a dangerous belief system, i am, as always, swayed by what is cute.i am weak.come dress my cat before i change my mind.

  • Dov Zeller
    2019-07-09 14:23

    This is an adorable book. Simple, funny, beautiful art. Kind of cool the way the illustrator presents the dog's point of view.The message is a little unclear. Is it: even if you don't like the outfit your adults are forcing you to wear, you may find that others have silly outfits on too and they are very talented and run fast?And therefore, you will have friends and discover your outfit is cool? I.e., is this book trying to make kids feel better about wearing outfits they don't want to wear? Or better about wearing outfits they like but that other's make fun of? Or more just about being yourself (which people seem to think it's about, but then it is strange because Zorro didn't choose his outfit.) Important distinction and not necessarily clear. I say this because as a kid, like many trans kids and and also many kids who aren't trans, I was forced to wear outfits I didn't want to wear and it made me miserable. I don't think this book would have necessarily helped. But I think I would have loved it because it's cute and funny and dogs make friends.Hmmmm.The text can be a little hard to read sometimes.Reminded me of some photos of my pup (this was many years ago) after I put on a sweater my mother knitted for him. He wasn't happy...

  • Liz
    2019-06-23 08:46

    Week 1:Zorro is a happy little dog. He is having a great day until he has to wear an embarrassing new outfit. Zorro must wear his new outfit on a walk to the park. He is teased by his dog friends, even some cats. Zorro spends his day at the park pouting - until a fast new dog shows up. This dog is the fastest dog Zorro has ever seen, he does tricks...and he is wearing an OUTFIT! Suddenly Zorro feels better about himself, and it's all due to his outfit. "Zorro Gets an Outfit" is appropriate for 4+ (preK+).I would recommend this book because it teaches readers that it is ok to be different. Originally Zorro feels embarrassed by his outfit. He does not want any other dogs to see him. Zorro learns all by himself that he is special, fast, and should be proud, regardless of what he wears. This books helps to relate the concept of self-esteem by using dogs, which in my opinion is more fun to read about. The illustrations are interesting and semi exaggerated, making them fun and exciting, and the animal postures in the book mimic those of real dogs. I think young readers will find many of the illustrations funny, yet relatable. You can't help by sympathize for Zorro.

  • Homewood Public Library
    2019-07-18 09:35

    Zorro is not a happy dog. Well, you wouldn’t be either if you had to wear an outfit. Zorro is embarrassed. He doesn’t like his outfit at all and does not want to be seen in it. But wait! Do you see that dog!?! He is fast and can do lots of nifty tricks. Is he wearing an outfit? Why yes he is! And no one is laughing at him. Maybe there is more to this whole outfit idea than meets the eye!In Zorro Gets An Outfit, the adorable sequel to Say Hello To Zorro, Zorro must realize that wearing an outfit will not make him a social outcast. The loveable due of Zorro and Mister Bud will have you grinning from ear to ear in their new adventure.

  • Melki
    2019-07-17 10:21

    Poor Zorro!What the heck was his owner thinking?All the other dogs are making fun of him. Even that cat he likes to chase is laughing. Zorro is miserable.Can anything make Zorro happy again?This book made me happy. Goodrich's art is a delight, and the picture of three dogs running was the best laugh I had all day.More Zorro, please.

  • Megan (ReadingRover)
    2019-07-08 09:36

    I adore this series! Mister Bud and Zorro are fantastic. In this book Zorro gets a new outfit before going on a walk to the park which he is t to happy about. Mister Bud tried to raise his spirits even though the other dogs and cats in the neighborhood are poking fun at him but it doesn’t really work. Once at the park they meet a new dog named Dart who is also wearing an outfit. He is fast, jumps high and can catch anything. They all race and play and all of a sudden Zorro isn’t so embarrassed about his outfit. I can’t get enough of these illustrations either. Not only are they adorable but the facial expressions on the dogs are priceless, especially Zorro’s.

  • Kitty
    2019-07-16 11:21

    Not quite as into this one as the first. Zorro's owner dresses him up in a Batman styled cape which, understandably, shames him until a gay dog in a Frenchie outfit at the park convinces him otherwise. My only problem here is that Zorro never was into the cape to begin with so the message is lost. It's not so much of a "who cares" kind of book, but acts instead as an apology for the ugly sweaters your mom forced you to wear at Xmas when you were a kid. You never liked them, but sooner or later you learned to accept them.

  • Laura
    2019-06-19 09:33

    Poor Zorro is ashamed of his batman-like outfit. His owner takes him to the park, where Zorro avoids his neighborhood friends and lies about, feeling sorry for himself. Another dog in his own outfit bounds up, complimenting Zorro's cape, and challenges him to a race. All's well that ends well and Zorro regains his confidence. I love Zorro's expressions and the sweet doggie pictures. Recommended for preschool through grade 1, dog lovers will especially enjoy this second Zorro story.

  • Mary Ann
    2019-06-24 13:40

    Zorro is one mortified little pug when his owner makes him wear a caped crusader costume to the dog park. But Zorro’s self-confidence soars when Dart, gleefully dashing about with a striped coat and bandana, shouts, “Hey, cool outfit! Let’s race!” Kind words can mean a lot, as little kids know all too well, even if you’re named after a superhero.

  • Rachel Smith
    2019-07-08 15:32

    Interesting take on a dog's thought process. I never really thought about a dog being embarrassed about wearing clothes, just annoyed. Cute.

  • Kelly Warren
    2019-07-14 09:23

    This was one of my favorites. A very entertaining, funny, and relatable book wrapped into one.

  • Lisa
    2019-06-28 10:43

    I was a fan of little Zorro last year, and students at my school love him too. Now, with this second book we have more to enjoy! Zorro and his housemate Mr. Bud are fast friends and enjoy their daily routine. Zorro is surprised before the morning walk with a masked, cape for a new outfit. His owner put it on him, but he hate it. Out for a walk anyway, and Zorro is humiliated further when neighborhood dogs and even the CAT laugh at him. Once Mr. Bud and Zorro get to the park the dogs are in for an exciting change. Who wouldn't love wearing a masked, cape outfit?I read this for Kindergarten students, stood on my feet and found myself acting out the story as I read. The children just loved it, and so did I. Goodrich has worked as a cartoonist for years, and has several movie credits to his name. As I read his characters I feel as though I'm in a movie. I love that part because I teach children to "see a movie in your head as you read." Both of the Zorro titles work perfectly with this in mind. The books support classroom lessons too for character, dialog, personification, and with this title there is an example of how to deal with bullying. Thank you Carter Goodrich for another terrific book!

  • Heidi-Marie
    2019-06-23 16:18

    Oh my goodness--these pictures are so adorable! I'm so glad there is a sequel with Zorro and Mr. Bud. And what an absolutely hilarious outfit for Zorro to get. The expressions on the animals' faces are perfect and so funny. I love it. While I could read this in a storytime, the children would miss the priceless illustrations--unless I had a much smaller group setting. Perfect in a lap-read and read-alone.4/10/13& 4/11/13: My Wed. group was not as into the books this week as they usually are. The slightly smaller Thu. group was much more into it--thank goodness, or I would have had two bombs in a row! Especially with this. Wed. was completely dead-pan. They didn't even join me in the race part. Their faces were completely blank and they never got involved when I asked them. Thu. group was completely opposite and they loved this book. Maybe because it was smaller? I think it also helps when the parents are laughing, because then the kids look harder to see what is funny. Oh well. At least one girl on Wed. asked why Zorro was embarrassed.

  • Eyehavenofilter
    2019-06-28 15:46

    Zorro and Mister Bud live together. All is well untill Zorro gets an outfit. A batman cape and hood that he doesn't particularly like, but he is forced to wear. He feels humiliated out on his daily walk by everyone including Mister Bud. Even the neighborhood cat laughs at him('how awful). But someone else shows up! Someone special! He has an outfit too! He's fast and clever, and...oh my....will this change Zorros opinion of himself or his outfit? Will it change his relationship with Master Bud? That's what this story is all about. Darling drawings and hearfelt expressions that will touch your heart and the heart of any child that reads this along with you. A friendship lesson that is necessary to learn at an early age. Our friends are important!

  • Mary Lou
    2019-06-27 12:18

    I loved "Say Hello to Zorro!" so I sought out this sequal. The story was not as good as the first, either as a moral lesson for children or just as a fun book for dog lovers. Is there a metaphor here? Not that every story needs one, but perhaps Zorro's acceptance of his new outfit would help kids who need glasses, braces, etc., though Zorro's need for the outfit is never explained. I like to think it's protecting him from the cold and not just the owner's wish to dress him up like a doll. Still, the illustrations are wonderful and capture dogs' many expressions, from the excited anticipation of a game of ball, to feeling dejected and wanting to be left alone. I hope Goodrich will continue to write about the adventures of Mr. Bud and Zorro.

  • Samantha Zapata
    2019-07-06 16:40

    Zorro, a pug, in this charming story gets an outfit. He doesn't think the world of it and all his friends laugh at him for it. His housemate Bud tries to get his mind off of it and make it a positive experience for him. UNEXPECTEDLY they meet a dog named Dart who also has an outfit on and is very fast when he runs. They all race and Dart comes in first, Zorro second, and Bud third. Zorro thinks Bud didn't win because he didn't have an outfit on, but Bud didn't care. Bud was happy that his friend was all better now.This story was so cute and it goes to show that friends will be there through the rough times and better ones. Bud shows an excellent example of how a friend should treat you even when you're feeling down.

  • Judy
    2019-06-18 10:32

    Amazing illustrations. I hadn't heard of Carter Goodrich and the illustrations were reminding me of animation so I had to google him and of course, he's a very successful character designer who has worked on some very big films. But, the illos work perfectly in a book as well. They aren't cheesy and their familiarity stems from his own work. I could have down without the cat chasing... but I guess cat chasing is an iconic gag now, especially in the animation world, and needn't be thought of in a real way any more than ACME anvils landing on heads...

  • Shelli
    2019-07-05 11:32

    Zorro and Mister Bud eagerly await their morning walk. Often having to pause for what feels like forever before their human gets out of bed. One morning as they wait eagerly by the door, for this much needed morning ritual, they are held up even longer by a gift that is bestowed to Zorro. A gift that makes Zorro want to run and hid under then bed instead of the park. What will the other dogs say when they see the ridiculous get up his owner has forced him into??Hysterical read aloud, with funny expressive detailed illustrations.

  • Sunnyvale Librarian
    2019-07-05 15:36

    Zorro, a pug and Mister Bud, a mutt are happy companions who abide by a daily schedule. One day, their owner shakes things up by dressing Zorro as a superhero. Zorro feels humiliated by the attire and Mister Bud does his best to cheer his buddy but it is a stranger, a dog named Dart, wearing a striped shirt and jaunty scarf, who puts the fun back into Zorro's day. After reading this story, ask your child, "What is this story about?" You may hear answers like "friendship" or "having fun" or even "it's about not letting someone make you feel bad." This story is a great conversation starter.

  • Melanie
    2019-06-30 14:20

    The morning starts as all mornings do. But this morning, before the walk, Zorro is presented with an outfit. Zorro is not happy about this. He didn't ask for it and he doesn't want it. But he has to go for a walk. All the dogs on the way to the park make fun of him. Even Slim the cat laughs at him.But once they get to the park Zorro meets another dog who is cool. He does cool tricks and he's fast. And he wears an outfit! The new dog invites them to race. Zorro has a great time. On the way home he doesn't feel so silly about his outfit.

  • Marika
    2019-07-09 09:22

    The delightful doggy duo of Zorro and Mister Bud are back, and this time Zorro has a superhero costume. Unfortunately, Zorro doesn't want a superhero costume. As a good friend, Mister Bud does all he can to cheer up Zorro, but only another outfitted dog will do the trick. Like Say Hello to Zorro, children will see their own friend and sibling relationships mirrored by Zorro and Mister Bud. Carter Goodrich's characters are wonderfully expressive and his dynamic compositions will pull readers from page to page much like a dog eager to get to the park.

  • Erin
    2019-07-06 15:24

    This book is so cute! Poor Zorro is one unhappy pup when his owner comes home with a cape and mask for him. He is teased by all the neighborhood dogs, and even the neighborhood cat! But during a trip to the park, Zorro meets another dog that just might change his mind about his new outfit.I especially love the picture of the three dogs racing in the park - every time I look at it, it makes me smile.

  • Ashley
    2019-06-29 10:44

    When I first picked up this book I wasn't expecting a tale about friendship and acceptance of appearance, but I was more than pleasantly surprised. While this story may not be very long, it gets the point across is a fun and exploratory way. While Zorro does not initially like his outfit, he finds through the course of the story that maybe an outfit isn't so bad and maybe, it could even make him feel better than he did before.

  • Amanda
    2019-06-17 09:31

    Carter strikes again! Gorgeous illustrations and a fun story. This one is more heartfelt than the last, where Zorro is excited about his new outfit but learns how hard it is to be different. This one struck a chord for me, being quite different myself. This book will go in my arsenal of tools to encourage my son to be different and proud. You dance to the beat of your own drum long enough, you'll find someone to dance with you.

  • Marissa Elera
    2019-06-20 13:28

    Ever want to squish a book in a love squeeze? That's how I feel about the Zorro books. This book in particular boasts an avalanche of squeee! details. Mister Bud's giant nose. Zorro's initial displeasure at being stuffed into a superhero outfit. The illustration of the three dogs racing in the park. Zorro's suggestion that maybe Mister Bud lost the race because he doesn't have an outfit. I love it, kids love it, the end.

  • Rachel
    2019-07-06 10:43

    Like the first book, this one starts with "the routine", that is until something changes. Just like my dog, Zorro gives that "do you really have to put this on me....?" look. I love how the artist utilizes the pages in relation to the story the images are portraying, eg. things like "distance" are shown by splitting up the characters onto the two facing pages.

  • Sandy
    2019-07-16 12:29

    This book was very cute and I think most kids will love reading about Zorro. Poor little Zorro, he starts the day off fine but then his human puts him in a superhero outfit. Then things go from bad to worse. I love the illustrations, they let you know exactly what Zorro is thinking and feeling. And, of course, by the end of the book Zorro loves his outfit.

  • Robin
    2019-06-21 14:16

    This endearing follow-up to Say Hello to Zorro!is sure to be a big hit with readers. Poor Zorro is so humiliated when his unseen owner puts him in an outfit before his daily walk. All the other dogs and even a cat all make fun of him!

  • Beth
    2019-07-04 12:27

    When Zorro gets put in an outfit, he is grumpy to say the least. But then he realizes that maybe his outfit gives him special powers. I will read any book that has a pug in it. While the stories of SAY HELLO TO ZORRO and ZORRO GETS AN OUTFIT aren't especially remarkable or endearing, the illustrations are.

  • Holly
    2019-07-18 16:31

    Carter Goodrich knows his dogs! The expressions, the body language is inpeccable. Zoro is delightfully funny and sweet! The illustrations are by far one of my favorites. Children young and old alike will fall in love with Zorro and see their own pet in his character. A must share with your children and grandchildren. They will want to read it over and over again!