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Sunday 22 May 2022

Review: Keeping Up With the Dachshunds

In a dog's world, which is not so different from a human's, there are things that a dog would really like to have.

Jet is such a dog. She wants to be just like the Dachshunds who are popular, and the trendsetters.

The Dachshunds have sparkly diamond collars, and stylish hair.

They also have fashionable shoes to wear, and squeaky rubber chickens to play with. Not to mention cool sunglasses and trendy cars.

Everything the Dachshunds have is cool and now and 'totally bow-wow!'

Jet does not have any of these things, and when she tries to keep up with the Dachshunds, she finds herself left behind.

Then Jet discovers that she doesn't really enjoy all the same things as the Dachshunds, and that she'd like a friend who likes her for herself and can share some of the same interests. 

In Keeping Up With the Dachshunds author Carla Fitzgerald and illustrator Rebel Challenger have created a bright and humorous story with a message. It shows us that we don't have to be trendy, that being an individual with your own sense of style and your own interests is just as important.

Adults beware: For children who are learning to tell jokes, Keeping Up With the Dachshunds also includes ten dog-themed jokes at the end.

Title: Keeping Up With the Dachshunds
Author: Carla Fitzgerald
Illustrator: Rebel Challenger
Publisher: Larrikin House, $ 24.99
Publication Date: April 2022
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781922503756
For ages: 3+
Type: Picture Book