Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Little Puppy Lost by Holly Webb and Rebecca Harry (Little Tiger Press)

Little Puppy Lost

Written by Holly Webb

Illustrated by Rebecca Harry

Published by Little Tiger Press

Holly Webb is definitely one of our favourite authors and it's brilliant to see her making her picture book debut so that younger readers can experience her fantastic stories. We're completely head over heels in love with her "Maisie Hitchins" books at the moment (Charlotte tucks herself into bed and reads four pages of the latest Maisie adventures before settling down to sleep). But let's meet "Little Puppy Lost".

Evie has a new little puppy called Harry, who is adorable and mischievous - and taking his first few steps out into the wide world. While playing with Evie at a local park, poor little Harry ends up getting lost - and soon finds that the world is a huge place full of adventure and danger.

Poor Evie can't find him anywhere, so reluctantly heads for home - leaving Harry to fend for himself and somehow find his way back to his distraught owner. Can a very special feline friend help reunite Harry with Evie?

Needless to say, Charlotte loved Harry as she's got an extremely soft spot for cute puppies and kitties. Though the story is aimed at slightly younger readers than Charlotte, Holly's knack of injecting stories with excitement and tension, even in picture book form, really comes to the fore. Aided by fantastic fluffy and colourful illustrations from Rebecca Harry, this is sure to be a book that your little ones will demand again and again. A great picture book debut and we can't wait to see what Holly comes up with next, she must be one of the busiest and most prolific children's writers around!

Charlotte's best bit: A showdown with a rather nasty moggy shows just how brave Harry can be!

Daddy's Favourite bit: An awesome picture book debut from an author who has delighted and thrilled us with her early readers and chapter books already. Brilliant illustrations from Rebecca Harry too. Sure to be a huge hit with your little ones!

(Kindly sent to us for review by Little Tiger Press)