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Wednesday 28 January 2015

Review: A Dog Day

Our darling terrier is off for a walk to the park. It's his favourite place of all and the lead is pulled tight as he makes his way through the town's streets with his owner.

He's hoping he's not forgot the ball.

Ah--there's the park, behind that wall. There's the gate. But wait--where are we going? We're not stopping? Why are we going into the shops? First the hardware store, then the butcher, the cafe, even stopping in the street for a natter.

Will we ever get to the park!?

This is an adorable story that kids will readily relate to--perhaps when Mum happens to make one too many stops at the shops, or Dad gets chatting on the way to the playground. Its central character is truly adorable, and has the patience of a saint!

Rand's divine monochrome illustrations make the simple yet tender storyline shine, with gorgeous textured detail and charming character work. The book is tall in format and is a must for picture book collectors and illustration lovers.

Something both kids and adult will love? Win win.

Title: A Dog Day
Author/Illustrator: Emily Rand
Publisher: Tate Publishing, $24.99 RRP
Publication Date: 1 December 2014
Format: Hard cover with dust jacket
ISBN: 9781849762908
For ages: 2 - 7
Type: Picture Book