Dominic – by William Steig – independent book review

A wonderful book – with useful lessons for children, adults, and families together. It has adventures, solid values, worthwhile life instruction, vanquished villains — this one has it all! And who knew William Steig was such a Buddhist? Awarded five stars on Goodreads.

Found out about this book from a Buddhist teacher and practitioner, even though it’s actually marketed more as a children’s book.

When Dominic the Dog heads out to seek his fortune, he meets animals of all kinds, narrowly escapes danger and bad guys, makes fascinating friends, attends a wedding, finds treasure — all while living life in the moment and being a model citizen. By the end, you won’t JUST want to meet Dominic, you’ll want to BE Dominic!

It’s a truly lovely story, full of humor. And I can’t imagine a better book to spark family conversations about how to live a good life and what’s truly important. Or to reflect on your own existence. Don’t miss this! It’s the kind of book you’ll want to own and revisit.

William Steig
(Photo from Wikipedia)

More about the Boston-based cartoonist-author, William Steig (1907-2003)

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