ISBN 0307010279 - Lady and the Tramp is another Disney/Golden Book that just misses the mark, with a rushed effort to tell too many details making for a poor telling of an excellent story. The illustrations are great, as is usual with Disney, of course,
Lady has a happy life but The Tramp, a homeless dog, tells her that will change when a baby comes into the house. And when a baby does come, Lady worries. Darling and Jim Dear have less time for her and then, to make matters worse, Aunt Sarah comes and immediately orders Lady to be tied up in the yard... and muzzled! The Tramp releases her from her rope and her muzzle and offers to go anywhere she likes; he's shocked when she chooses home. Thankfully, they arrive in time to alert the family to a fire and, out of gratitude, Jim Dear and Darling take The Tramp into their home.
The speed with which things happen would make a normal person's head spin, not that children are actually normal people. Lady is tied up, freed, returns home, all seemingly within a few hours. There's no adventure for Lady and The Tramp - and no spaghetti! Children aren't likely to be bothered by this, but parents who know the tale will see the holes in the story. Worth reading, but keep an eye out for a more complete adaptation.