Age 6 to 9
Written and illustrated by Gary Clement
Winner of the Governor General's Award for Children's Illustration
By day Signor Poochini is a dog, lying peacefully in his master's living-room and listening to music. But by night he is the Great Poochini, the most acclaimed singer in all opera - dog opera, that is.
One evening, however, as Poochini attempts to leave home for the opera house, he discovers that his master has left the window locked, and he cannot get out. He is in despair until suddenly a cat burglar appears, and what might turn into a disaster becomes an opportunity.