Our Very Own Dog
A child describes life with Sophie, the friendly dog who joined her family when the girl was four. The main text and the water colour illustrations demonstrate the daily joys of dog and human companionship. The pictures show many aspects of dog behaviour – a double page scene in a park displays this particularly well with many kinds of dog romping around, as do the endpapers where a number of breeds are depicted. Additional text in a different font and an instructive tone gives important information about how to look after a dog.
A companion volume about cats: Vivian French and Salvatore Rubbino: We're Getting a Cat! (9781406382945), Walker £7.99
This author and illustrator have also collaborated on A Book of Feelings (9781406365917), Walker £6.99
Other books about caring for dogs:
Holly Maguire and Tim Baker: Adopt-a-Dog (9781908714350), Cicada £9.95
Margaret McAllister and Holly Sterling: 15 Things NOT to do with a Puppy (9781786030474), Frances Lincoln £11.99