I have received the children’s book Coming Home Peggylicious and The Do Good Dog Clan by Claire Harrison with illustrations by Elinor Geller to review. It tells the story of a little girl, her Mum and sisters who go to buy a little dog from a farm. Although her Mum says that they are just going to take alook who could resist the big bright eyes of a little black puppy dog and soon they are on their way home with the new addition to the family. They decide to call the little puppy Peggy hence the Peggylicious title. I particularly loved the line the little girl says ‘Forever more a part of us,’ as dogs certainly do become part of the family and are not just for Christmas. Peggy’s favourite toy is a squeaky Christmas Pud which she loves to run and chase after. This toy also leads to a new friend for Peggy to share her future exploits with. I really enjoyed this book as it is easy to read to a child or for them to read themselves, it has highlighted words in big letters such as ‘please‘ and ‘squeaked‘ which are great to be read out loud and with extra feeling to keep a child captivated.
The book is also wonderfully illustrated with bright colourful pictures that will hold a young childs interest and help slightly older children to keep turing the pages to read about Peggy. This will make a wonderful stocking filler for a child and giving a book for a present is great way to encourage children to read. I look forward to the next instalment of Peggy’s adventures in subsequent books.
You can find this book online at www.peggylicious.com or you can order it from your local bookstore by quoting ISBN 9780956891204.