Saturday, 20 April 2013

Picture Books (3)

Australian Writer and Illustrator (born in the UK but now lives in Australia)
Leila Rudge
Walker Books 2013    $29.99hb    32 pages
ISBN 978 1 9219 7750 3
Themes: Dogs/ Family life/ Friends/ Pet Shops

Ted has been in the Pet Shop waiting for a Forever Home for far too long and nobody ever seems to notice him. Ted runs away; joins a circus; takes part in a pet show; enrols as a guard dog but still no one notices him (not even the burglars). Then, when he is walking along the city street feeling rejected and unwanted, he sees a small girl putting up a flier asking for a companion dog who will go for walks with her and play games and be part of her family. The illustrations were created with paper, ink, pencil and glue and are full of the sorts of small details most children will enjoy discovering each time they have the story read to them 
Preschool up/ Age 4 up

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