Oscar is a dog who does a lot of things. He can yip, howl, bark, and growl. He can even whimper and wheeze. But, so far, he's never said a word. This little boy hasn't given up hope, though, not by a long shot. Night and day, he dreams of what life would be like if Oscar could talk. Oscar could come to school, lead nature walks, order dessert at a restaurant, and chat for hours on the phone. Wouldn't it be just great? But for all the little boy's begging, Oscar still doesn't talk. Will he ever get the message? Kids who own dogs, and even those who don't, will love this sweet and funny story about a boy who always knows what his best friend is saying, even when he doesn't say a word.