What's to be done? When George's mother tells him to bark, the puppy meows, then quacks, oinks, and finally moos!
Like any good mother, she marched her son to the vet, who gets straight to work. Reaching deep down George's throat, the vet pulls out - a cat! But the problem is not solved, and the vet continues his hilarious extractions, finding a duck, a pig, and even a cow.
At last, when all are removed, George utters an "arf".
Young readers will roar with laughter at this slapstick farce which conveys a full range of emotions. Feiffer's simple line drawings set against pastel backgrounds are filled with expression.