The Legend of the Smiling Chihuahua (Illustrated)

Theatrical Release: October 4, 2013
Book Release: October 4, 2013
The Legend of the Smiling Chihuahua (Illustrated)


“The Legend of the Smiling Chihuahua” is a heartwarming children’s story about three best friends growing up in a poor neighborhood that venture into a perilous quest to find the legendary smiling Chihuahua. This magical little dog has the power to change the fate of not only the boys and their families but also the community they live in. This action pacted novel combines charismatic characters along with powerful original colorful illustrations to convey this uplifting story.

The book is intended to inspire children of all ages to follow their dreams and never give up hope. Lessons of friendship, cooperation, forgiveness and ethnic tolerance are cleverly woven throughout the tale.

Dove Review

“The Legend of the Smiling Chihuahua’ is an encouraging book for everyone that reads it. It is a story about friendship, dreams and being kind to those around you. It also is a story about commitment and changing a community and improving it. This is a wonderful story that the entire family will enjoy and it features great topics for discussion.

We are proud to award this book the Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for all ages.

Content Description

Sex: None
Language: None
Violence: Man calls children names and tells them they are "good for nothings"; man locks boys in his basement; man yells at granddaughter; boys are chased by dog and man.
Drugs: None
Nudity: None
Other: A mean landlord; older gentleman passes away.


Company: David Yuzuk
Writer: David Yuzuk
Genre: Illustrated
Pages: 41
Industry Rating: Juvenile
Reviewer: Donna Rolfe