‘Dog Loves Books’ and ‘The Wrong End of the Dog: Grubtown Tales’

For younger children

DogLovesBooksDog Loves Books
By Louise Yates

This is a great story that celebrates reading and sharing.

Dog loves books and so he decides to open a bookshop but when he doesn’t get any customers, he goes back to doing what he likes best – reading. He reads so much that he knows exactly what book to recommend when a young girl comes looking for a story. Dog realises that the best thing about stories is sharing them.

Children and adults will love the beautifully expressive Dog character and the pages where Dog gets lost in reading and the stories about dinosaurs, kangaroos and aliens come to life.

Published by Jonathan Cape
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For older children

Grubtown_WrongEndDogThe Wrong End of the Dog: Grubtown Tales
By Philip Ardagh

As eye-witness Beardy Ardagh reports, when famous film star Tawdry Hipbone visits Grubtown for the world premiere of her latest movie, For the Love of Ducks II, Mayor Flabby Gomez couldn’t be more excited but, as usual, nothing goes to plan. Miss Hipbone’s dog, Snooks, is snatched by a low-flying pelican, and it’s a race against time to find him, in a rescue attempt involving Grubtown’s usual ragbag of bungling buffoons.

These stories are energetic and fun and the series is also great for fans of the Mr Gum books by Andy Stanton.

Published by Faber Children’s Books
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