Lady and the Tramp is a good story because it teaches the meaning of love, through what John Dear and Darling did for Lady. And, love by the responsibilities Lady started taking on to show her appreciation for her family.This is a good book for a family having a new child, and have an older kid who may feel like they are going to be neglected and forgotten. A new baby doesn't mean your family does not care about you; but, a new baby is a bonus addition to a family.
This was a bit of a clunky retelling of (most of) the Lady and the Tramp story. The text choice wasn't especially strong and relied more on adjectives than verbs (Telling vs. Showing). The illustrations, of course, were lovely.
This is NOT the work of the Gene Wolfe who is the focus of this list. This novelization based upon the Walt Disney Company's animated feature Lady and the Tramp was published eight year prior to Mr. Wolfe's first publication.