Monday, 18 April 2016

Cats and dogs are Friends

Finnish writer and Illustrator
Timo Parvela, illustrated by Virpi Talvitie
Bicycling to the Moon.
Gecko Press 2016  $19.99pb  128pp
ISBN 978 1 7765 7032 4
Themes: Ambition/ Cats and Dogs/ Friendship// Loyalty/ Short Stories and 
a great READ ALOUD

Purdy the cat and Barker the dog are real friends and live together in a sky blue house atop a hill. While Purdy is full of ambition to be a Supercat and to be out of here, Barker is content just to hang around the garden and dig up the soil - over and over. This is an altogether charming book, full of warm good humour and is a pleasure to handle with its creamy, smooth paper and perfect size. I wish I had a group of children around 7 to 10 years old to share it with right now and help them explore all the places the stories would take them in their imaginations!
Recommended as a special book not to miss.
Year 3 up/ Age 7 up

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