Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Dogs Don't Do Ballet by Anna Kemp and Sara Ogilvie (Simon and Schuster Children's Books)

I'm a cat person. My lovely wife is a cat person but Charlotte? Ahhh I think if it came down to a straight choice between dogs and cats she'd choose dogs. Why? Well secretly because Dogs can do ballet while cats would probably turn their nose up at a tutu.

In Anna Kemp and Sara Ogilvie's excellent (and quite touching) book, a little dog who does not chase cars (or postmen), does not lick or scratch inappropriate places but dreams of the Royal Ballet is the undisputed star of a rather sweet little story of saving the day, canine style.

We've previously covered Kemp and Ogilvie's excellent "The Worst Princess" and "Dogs Don't Do Ballet" is another hit with us, so much so that it's this week's book of the week.

Despite a naysayer dad, and lots of rather sniffy Ballet Class types, the little dog sashays with the best of them. What happens when the dog makes a debut on stage?

Find out in the book!

Charlotte's best bit: The dog's lovely tutu.

Daddy's favourite bit: The various lengths the little doggy goes to in order to avoid detection during Ballet Classes.

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars, Book of the Week