This adorable collection features fifty color photographs—each a character in disguise, with a brief biography on the facing page—from Lady Gaga to Saint Nicholas, offering early readers and their families a delightful way to learn about remarkable lives.
The photographs, taken by celebrated photographer Abraham Menashe, were made at the Halloween Dog Parade, held annually at New York City's Tompkins Square Park.
By means of the Halloween Dog Parade, canines adopted personas of refugees, saints, villains, and superheroes. In 2005, attendance to the contest numbered more than 2,000 spectators, when dogs masqueraded as inmates, princesses, samurai, policemen, entertainers, socialites, and Siamese twins.
The book is intended to spur family discussions about these (not always endearing) characters, about being true to oneself and following one's heart.