Friday, 9 December 2011

Battersea Dogs and Cats Home: Coco's Story by Amy Watson (Children's, 5 years +, 10E/10E)

August 2011, Red Fox
112 pages, Paperback
Review copy

Themes: new pet, being wary of big and/or boisterous dogs, fun in the mud, keeping pets healthy, lots of laughs

Coco, Lilly and Tim's little chocolate labrador from Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, has just one thing on his mind - food! He may seem slow and a bit dozy when trying to catch a rabbit in the park or learning how to do tricks, but if there's the sniff of a feed then he turns into a fast-moving criminal mastermind...

One day Lily is crossing the road with Coco when a cyclist comes speeding towards them. Can her tubby puppy's sudden turn of speed avert an accident?

Nayuleska's thoughts
A labrador isn't exactly the type of dog which I'd have given Lily, considering her personality, but Coco won over her frightened heart. Lily learns to understand dogs behaviour with Coco as part of the family.

Suggested read
Alfie's Story is another cute read in this informative and fun series. 

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