Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Ruff! and the Wonderfully Amazing Busy Day by Caroline Jayne Church (Children's, Picture book, 10/10E)

 July 2013, Harper Collins Children's Books, 32 pages, Paperback, Review copy

Themes: working in the garden, accidentally damaging someone's property, making friends, helping friends out, knitting, exercising, having fun

Content: lots of laughs

Summary from Harper Collins
The first book in a great new series all about Ruff. Meet Ruff the dog and his friends, and join in all their adventures!

Ruff is a very busy dog. Busy but all alone. Until one day his garden comes alive with new friends. The first adventure of this charming new character is alive with fun and the joys of friendship.

Nayuleska's thoughts
I love this book! Ruff is a cute character, but the friends he makes are entertaining. Hubble the mouse is adorable as he waits for Ruff ro help him, and Lottie is a drama queen duck, or perhaps a diva. Her melodramatic reaction to everything that happens had me giggling away. Ruff is able, with a little thinking, to solve all the problems that affect his day.  I liked the mottled effect in the background on each page. I'm eager to see if they will star in Ruff's next book! 

Find out more on Caroline's fun website.

Suggested read
For more adventures with a creature who tries to be helpful and fails a lot check out Murdoch Mole's Big Idea by Georgie Adams

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