Monday, April 6, 2015

Jules and Nina Dine Out (Jules, Nina and George Tales) by Anita Pouroulis and Agata Krawczyk (Digital Leaf)

Jules and Nina Dine Out

Written by Anita Pouroulis

Illustrated by Agata Krawczyk

Published by Digital Leaf

Happy Book Birthday to Jules, Nina and George! It's not often review books arrive in a mysterious pizza box (accompanied by a lovely 'menu' describing the book, and also a very lovely pack of squidgy jelly worms and snails that Charlotte made magically disappear in a flash) but "Jules and Nina Dine Out" by Anita Pouroulis and Agata Krawczyk offered us a tasty treat to tempt us into this doggy tale.

Jules lives with her two faithful pooches George and Nina. George is a typical 'boy' dog. Boisterous, loud and prone to misbehaviour while Nina conducts herself with a little more class and decorum. For a birthday treat, Jules is allowed to go to a restaurant with her parents and one of her dogs. She chooses Nina as she's always on her best behaviour but the restaurant manager won't let dogs in! CALAMITY!

Jules is forced to tie Nina up outside, so while she enjoys a wonderful dinner, Nina stares balefully through the window, unable to snaffle a few treats slid under the table.

Will Nina ever forgive Jules? Or has George got his eye on the doggy bag Nina thoughtfully brings home for her pooch.

We love the way this book delves into doggy / human relationships in a funny and often quite touching way and we're hoping that this is just the start of Jules, Nina and George's adventures from Anita and Agata. Enjoy the story, and look out for all the hidden snails popping up on each page (count them all!)

Charlotte's best bit: Nina's sulk once Jules and Nina arrive home! Ooch!

Daddy's Favourite bit: Chaotic and fun, a brilliant doggy tale!

(Kindly sent to us for review by Digital Leaf)