Louise Yates (author of Dog Loves Books) has written and illustrated a fast-moving story about a dog who receives a sketchbook from his Aunt Dora. Dog loves books, but he is initially baffled by a book without pictures and words. Then he figures it out.
Bit by bit, Dog brings characters to life, and sets everyone on an adventure that is stopped by a vicious monster. Luckily, Dog has an escape route for himself, and a way to make his friends safe.
My daughter really liked this story. She thought it was funny that Dog liked to draw, and especially liked the different characters that came up in the story. My daughters are always coloring and such, so for her it was not a stretch to imagine that the characters being drawn were actually coming to life.
The story and drawings are perfect for my 4-year old. The illustrations weren’t overly detailed, but it brought home the point that Dog was drawing the pictures. I thought the story was paced just right. My daughter was caught up in the action and was sad when the story ended.
This would be a great book for a young child (to be read to) or for an older child to read on their own.
I received this book from the publisher through Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.