Based on a true story.
Caldecott Medallist Marc Simont's heartwarming tale of a stray dog who finds a home is told with appealing simplicity and grace.
When a little dog appears at a family picnic, a girl and boy play with him all afternoon, and they name him Willy. At the day's end they have to say goodbye, but the dog has won a place in their hearts and stays on their minds. The following Saturday the family returns to the picnic grounds to look for Willy, but they are not alone - the dogcatcher is looking for him, too . . .