Our Very Own Dog Taking Care of Your First Pet by Amanda McCardie
  

Synopsis

Our Very Own Dog Taking Care of Your First Pet by Amanda McCardie

A delightful Nature Storybook about a rescue dog, packed with useful information and charmingly illustrated by Salvatore Rubbino. With charming illustrations from Salvatore Rubbino, this delightful non-fiction picture book tells the story of a rescue dog. Sophie is a boisterous and lovable Jack Russell, brought home from a rescue centre. The book follows her delightful adventures: join Sophie and her new family as she learns how to respond how to orders such as sit and stay , is taken for walks in the park where she encounters other dogs and accidentally wins a dog show! The smaller caption text gives readers information about feeding and grooming your dog, different dog breeds, communication and training, and how dogs respond to human voices. The back matter includes a helpful index and bibliography.

Reviews

Starred review. A family lovingly adopts a dog with much preparation in this cheerful tale that's full of helpful hints for aspiring dog owners. When Sophie first arrives from the animal shelter she finds a home equipped with everything she needs: a bed, food, toys, collar - and most of all, kind, patient people. Together they teach Sophie commands, walk, bathe, and play with her, and ultimately earn her trust. The astute 4-year-old narrator affectionately notes Sophie's mischievous side, as the pooch digs holes and innocently snatches sausages from the dinner table. Readers will fall for Sophie's sweet antics while absorbing useful canine information. Playful illustrations fluidly communicate various situations and the accompanying emotions of Sophie and her dark-haired, light-skinned family. Done in mixed media, Rubbino's drawings are spontaneous and full of energy. He masterfully creates a pleasing and entertaining visual narrative to accompany a story that largely presents factual information. Complete with an index and recommended reading, McCardie's text successfully twines fiction with nonfiction. Three cheers for Sophie! Perfect fuel for dog lovers

About the Author

Amanda McCardie has a degree in English and has worked as an editor, nursery assistant and teacher. She compiled The Collins Book of Love Poems and is also the author of two books for children: The Frog Ballet (which won a UK Reading Association Award for a substantial contribution to children's literacy) and Davy and Snake. She has studied infant observation and child development at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust in London. This is her first book for Walker.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
32 pages
Interest Age: From 5

Author

Amanda McCardie
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Publisher

Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

6th October 2016

ISBN

9781406356205


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