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March 2020 Debut of the Month
Newton is excited: he’s just read a sign that tells him dogs have nine lives. That’s carte blanche for Newton to do all his favourite things and be much more daring. Without a second thought he’s off to explore the nature reserve and do some incredibly risky things. He’s pursued by his friend, a much more sensible cat, who realises - as we do - that Newton has been misled. The adventure that follows is full of wonderfully reckless behaviour and narrow escapes for Newton, all the more delightful because he is totally oblivious to the danger he’s in. Newton’s joy is infectious and it’s impossible to read this without smiling at his enthusiasm. Alice McKinley depicts Newton as a plump puppy, with constantly wagging tail and beautifully expressive ears, and he’s set to become a favourite with readers young and old.
If Newton's got nine lives, he can be a daring dog of danger! Or can he. . .? Meet Newton - the dog who thinks he has nine lives and infinite luck. And if Newton has nine lives, then that means he can do all his favourite things but be MUCH more daring. But what if Newton's got it all wrong and he's not quite as invincible as he thinks he is?
'Brimming with charm' - Benji Davies, creator of The Storm Whale
‘A really charming author-illustrator début’ – The Bookseller
|Publication date:||5th March 2020|
|Publisher:||Simon & Schuster Childrens Books an imprint of Simon & Schuster Ltd|
|Suitable for:||3+ readers|
|Genres:||Adventure Stories, Animals, General Fiction, Humorous, Pets|
|Recommendations:||Debuts of the Month|
Alice McKinley has worked in publishing for the best part of 4 years, working with brilliant companies such as Andersen Press, Little Tiger Press and Nobrow. She decided to chase her dreams and become an Author/Illustrator and competed the Children's Picture Book Illustration MA at the Cambridge School of Arts in 2018. Her first author-illustrated book will be published in 2020 with Simon & Schuster and she is currently enjoying working on fiction and picture books in her home in Brighton.More About Alice McKinley