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Wednesday 15 May 2013

Review: Seadog

There's something glorious to be found in imperfection. In roustabouting. In munching and crunching and rolling in fish and throwing oneself into the tantalising fray of the seaside, racing waves like the wind.

Because that's what Seadog is. He's not a fluffy, shiny dog, nor a tricks dog. He's not a big fan of baths, either - but that's okay - the father and son in this book love him just the way he is.

This gorgeous story for little ones is told in a rhythmic, lolloping way that is perfect for reading aloud.

Jellett's vivacious illustrations roll right along with the text, adding visual punch at just the right moment. I also love his naval signal flag endpapers.

A treat of a book for little ones, this scruffy mutt will steal your heart.

Title: Seadog
Author: Claire Saxby
Illustrator: Tom Jellett
Publisher: Random House, $19.95 RRP
Publication Date: 1 May 2013
Format: Hard cover
ISBN: 9781742756509
For ages: 2 - 5
Type: Picture Book