Monday, December 3, 2012

The Hairy Dogmother ~ Written by Julia Dweck ~ Art by Delfin Barral

About Book

Harry is a beagle with a secret. Everyone knows that dogs are man’s best friend, but did you know that they can also grant wishes? Harry is a very hairy dogmother. Harry’s a hairy fairy from his head to his knees, except that he scratches and has lots of fleas. Readers will be hooked on the fun and fast paced action of this whimsical rhyming tale.

About Author

Julia writes children’s stories for digital and traditional publication. Her stories span the spectrum of humor, fantasy, and edutainment in rhyme and in prose. Julia’s background in elementary education affords her the opportunity to be in touch with what children want to read about and what makes them giggle. Julia collaborates with some of the leading artists in the world of children’s literature. Julia is also a designer of educational adjuncts for children’s literature, and has worked with such notable publishing houses as Penguin Young Readers.

Author's website:
Julia Dweck Books @juleloves2write

My Thoughts

Hairy is walking around his neighborhood wishing he could find someone to help.  But I wonder how he thinks he can do to help someone.   He notices Marlee passing by and she said she wished she was a princess.  So Hairy thought he would help her become a princess.  So he follows her home.  Marlee decides Hairy must be hungry but she can't seem to find anything he likes.  Then she found just the thing.  As he ate something magical happened.  

What do you think happened?  Did he turn into a princess? That can't be right!  It must be Marlee! Of course by the name of the book we know Hairy is the Dogmother.

Who doesn't like a fairy tale even if the fairy godmother has fleas and a hairy tail.  I think the author has a fun story with a cute dog that wants to grant wishes to his friends.  Sounds like a sweet caring friend.
The author rhymes a  t-a-l-e about the importance of family and friends not to leave out a funny hairy dogmother with fleas. 

The illustration are fun and colorful and tells the story so even if a child can't read they will still be able to figure out what the story is all about because the illustrations depicts the what the author has written.  This author and illustrator are are perfect match for this story.

I highly recommend this book.

I rated this book a 5 out of 5.

I received purchased a copy of this book on Kindle.  I was in no way compensated for this review.  It is my own opinion.  

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1 comment:

  1. Julia Dweck is so awesome. I haven't read a book of hers that I haven't enjoyed. Big fans over here! :) Be sure to link up in the Kid Lit Blog Hop Patricia - we're going live at midnight.


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