Alexandra Day's bestselling 'Good Dog, Carl' series features a dog who takes his family's child on various adventures, always managing to conceal this from the parents. Carl is an emblem of mischievous but responsible caretaking. Now with The Fairy Dogfather Alexandra Day has created another character that has a special relationship with a child, one that is outside of the parental realm. And this dog talks!
A young boy, Hector, has trouble differentiating the letters D and G. Thus when he writes a request to the universe that he needs a fairy godfather, well, the Fairy Dogfather arrives instead. The Fairy Dogfather is a big black, white and brown dog who wears a fedora and beautiful brown jacket, smokes a cigar, and isn't at all what Hector had in mind. He uses a lot of big words, and instead of simply granting Hector's wishes, like a regular fairy godmother, he is a rather demanding visitor. It's understandable that a Fairy Dogfather would arrive hungry and need to check the weather report, but Hector needs a present for his Mom's birthday right away. It looks like his benefactor isn't going to be of much help. But in Day's capable and witty hands the Fairy Dogfather turns out to be a forceful and enigmatic figure who manages, with subtle wit, to grant all of Hector's wishes.