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Wednesday 13 July 2011

Review: Don’t Lick the Dog

What is the best way to make friends with a dog?

Let it come to you. Let it sniff you. Don’t stick out your fingers, in case of a bite. When offering food, make you hand into a plate. They don’t like being whacked on the head, no they don’t. A little scratch here, a little scritch there – under the chin is nice.

It's all here. Everything you need to know, as a kid, to get dogs on side. Did you know that dogs have personalities, too? Yes they do. Some are shy, some more exuberant… but under no circumstance should you let them slobber on you too much.

Getting to know new dogs is a wonderful thing and Wendy Wahman’s ‘guide’ to making friends with a local pooch is a charming way to show kids the perfect way to get canine savvy.

Featuring striking illustrations in block-print style, Wahman has perfectly ensnared complementary colours, movement and shapes to give her lolloping rhyming tail… er – tale… a stunning backdrop.

Perfect for animal lovers.

Title: Don’t Lick the Dog
Author/Illustrator: Wendy Wahman
Publisher: Henry Holt, US$16.99 RRP
Publication Date: April 2009
ISBN: 9780805087338
Format: Hard cover
For ages: 5 - 10
Type: Picture Book