Monday, 5 January 2015

Good Dog Lion by Alexander McCall Smith & David Dean (Children's, Intended Age 5-8 years +, Reading Age 6 years +, dyslexic friendly, 10/10E, short 'n' sweet review)

  September 2014, Little Gems, 96 pages, Paperback, Review copy 

Summary from Barrington Stoke
Timo and his mother do not have much money – in fact, they have almost none. But that does not matter too much because Timo has his mother and she has him. They have their little house. They have friends and neighbours. All of that should be enough.

But there is one more thing that Timo wishes he had ... a dog!

Nayu's thoughts 
Wanting a pet and not being able to have one is something I'm sure many readers can relate to. Timo is really fortunate in how he ends up having a dog, he doesn't give up despite the obvious obstacles his mother explains to him such as lack of money to provide for him. I think it shows that if you truly want something and are happy to make sacrifices for it, you'll get it eventually. Plus fate/destiny/coincidences play a part too! The colour pictures defnitely add to the joy of reading this tale. Woof/roar!

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