Monday, 2 September 2013

Eddie and Dog by Alison Brown (Children's, Picture book, 10/10E)

August 2013, Little Tiger Press, 28 pages, Hardback, Review copy

Themes: loneliness, meeting the perfect friend, missing someone, having someone you love taken away for reasons beyond your control, the bond between humans and pets, never giving up, having heaps of fun, vivid imagination,

Content: lots of laughs, a few tissues needed

Summary from Little Tiger Press
Eddie is looking for a friend – a friend who likes adventure. Then Eddie meets Dog and Dog wants an adventure too. So Eddie takes Dog home and the pair have a lot of fun until Eddie's mum decides that Dog can't stay as Dog needs a garden. Will Dog stay away for long?

Nayuleska's thoughts
This book is brilliant! (hence the top 10/10E rating) The super cute style illustrations match well with the at times bittersweet, heartbreaking tale which made me laugh and cry. Eddie and Dog make a perfect pair, who have so much fun until reality gets involved. I thought Eddie's mother would relent in the end, but it was a total shock to find out who figured out a happy solution for everyone.

Suggested read
For another inseparable pair check out Zoe and Beans Pants on the Moon by Chloe & Mike Inkpen 

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