Love is My Favourite Thing A Plumdog Story by Emma Chichester Clark


Love is My Favourite Thing A Plumdog Story by Emma Chichester Clark

Plum has lots of favourite things: catching sticks, her bear, her bed - but really LOVE is her absolute favourite thing. She loves her family, and they love her. But trouble loves Plum too; sometimes she just can't help doing slightly naughty things. Will everyone still love Plum then? An exuberant celebration of love, mischief and a very childlike joie-de-vivre. Emma Chichester Clark began the website Plumdog Blog in 2012, chronicling the real-life adventures of her lovable whoosell (whippet, Jack Russell and poodle cross), Plum. Emma soon gained thousands of loyal Plumdog devotees, and in 2014 a book of the blog was published by Jonathan Cape. This picture book story is the first Plumdog book for children.


A charming celebration of unconditional love, pooch style. -- Jill R Bennett Clark's rambunctious dog, Plum, whose exploits have been chronicled on the author's blog as well as in a recent adult title, Plumdog, makes her picture book debut. Working in watercolor and pencil, Clark exuberantly captures Plum's zest for life, whether it's playing with the kids next door or causing trouble (like diving into the pond at the park) that tests his family's patience. But unconditional love is unconditional love, and even at the height of Plum's post-mischief worry- Would they ever love me again? she wonders, stuck in time-out-the answer to that question is never in doubt. Ages 3-5. Publisher's Weekly Dog lovers will especially LOVE this, and readers who can't get enough can follow the real-life Plum in the author's blog. Kirkus Reviews I think it is a perfect book for sharing and helping younger children understand that even if they do sometimes get up to mischief and get told off they will still be loved. I'm not sure that it is possible for any child (or adult) not to totally fall in love with Plumdog by the end of the story. Book Lover Jo Wordpress Wording is perfect for a 3-6 year old and illustrations are engaging and relay the exuberant and love-worthy Plum.

About the Author

Emma Chichester Clark

Emma Chichester Clark studied at the Chelsea School of Art and the Royal College of Art, where she was taught by Quentin Blake. She has worked as a freelance illustrator for various magazines including New Scientist, Cosmopolitan and The Sunday Times, for publishers and advertising agencies as well as teaching art for several years, and has also illustrated numerous book jackets.

In 1988 she won the Mother Goose Award for her first book, Listen to This!, an anthology compiled by Laura Cecil. She also won the Kate Greenaway medal in 1988. Since then, she has become internationally known, illustrating writers such as Roald Dahl, Peter Dickinson, Anne Fine and Margaret Mahy. Emma was the first winner of the newly created Grinzane Junior Award for I Love you, Blue Kangaroo.

Emma was born in London but raised in Ireland. She started drawing "just about as soon as I could hold a pencil. But I could never find enough paper and my mother wouldn't let me use her Basildon Bond. So secretly I used to tear the blank pages out of her grown-up books and draw on them and make my own little books."

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 3


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Publication date

3rd December 2015



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