Last Friday I chose “The Children who Loved Books“. Today I’ve chosen “Dog Loves Books”.
Title: Dog Loves Books
Author/Illustrator: Louise Yates
Age Group: 4-8 year olds
Themes: bookshops, reading, creativity, imagination, sharing books.
Opening Lines: Dog loved books. He loved the smell of them, and he loved the feel of them. He loved everything about them.
Synopsis (blurb from back of the book): Dog loves books about dinosaurs, and Dog loves books about aliens: in fact Dog loves all books! Dog has his very own bookshop, although he doesn’t have many customers. But that’s all right, because when Dog is surrounded by books, he is never short of friends or fun.
What I like about the book: This story also celebrates books and encourages reading. While reading, Dog forgets where he is and gets caught up in the adventures of the story. I also like the water-colour illustrations.
Resources: Activities for parents and teachers can be found here.
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