Thursday, 9 December 2010

The Dog who could Dig

The Dog who could Dig

Written by Jonathan Long

Illustrated by Korky Paul

Amazon Link: £4.38

Published by Oxford University Press 

Another Korky-Paul-illustrated book that explains some of the doggy cameos in Winnie the Witch books. Here's Jonathan Long's tale of a dog who loses his bone one morning, and decides to dig up the garden looking for it.

As you'd expect from any book involving Korky Paul, the humorous illustrations are superbly detailed and full of crazy chaos. The characters are larger than life, but engaging with it. Do you know what's under your garden? Read this and you might be able to convince your other half that digging a new ornamental pond in the back yard might not be such a great idea after all. 

Charlotte's best bit: Dine-saw! RARRRR!

Daddy's favourite bit: Cats systematically failing to scrounge food at the end of the book. Serves 'em right for laughing at the dog. 

Rating: 4 out of 5