Books to be swept away with this summer…
There are SO MANY great books around at the moment and so I’d like to share a few that I think are particularly exciting. I’m not going to plop them all together in one post but give each the opportunity to shine in it’s own right…
Hold on to your hats… here are my summer 2019 recommendations.
What’s That in Dog Years? by Ben Davis
illustrated by Julia Christians
Recommended for Middle Grade (9+) & above…
Here’s the synopsis:
Gizmo has been my best friend since the day I was born – he’s always been around. But now they’re telling me he might not always be around which completely sucks.
I’m determined that me and Gizmo will have lots more fun and adventures before he goes – I mean, he loves parties, deserves pampering, and needs a break by the seaside. And as for that old saying about how you can’t teach an old dog new tricks – it’s true, you really can’t!
Gizmo’s bucket list is up and running – unlike Gizmo who is totally lazy and demanding to be carried . . .
All the laugh-out-loud humour you’d expect from a Ben Davis book but with added heart and poignancy . . . and a four-legged character you’ll fall in love with!
When I was growing up my best friend was our family dog. Her name was Sadie and I just adored her. She was a black mongrel who we adopted from the RSPCA. She was gorgeous and always treated me with love and kindness. It’s always hard when it’s time to say goodbye but I still think of her to this very day. This book is on my reading pile and I can’t wait to read it…psst. the illustrations are rather super too.
What’s That in Dog Years was published by Oxford University Press in July and you can find where to buy it here (also your local indie will be able to get hold of it too if they don’t already have a copy.). It’s also available on eBook and Audiobook.
Read it already? Please feel free to let us know what you think by leaving a comment below.
Happy reading and I hope you have a fabulous summer!