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It's a Dog's Life
     

It's a Dog's Life

by Michael Morpurgo, Patrick Benson (Illustrator)
 

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A charming tale from a master storyteller is told from the perspective of Russ the sheepdog
 
Lula always likes me to go with her to the end of the lane. She loves a bit of a cuddle and a lick or two before the school bus comes. “Oh Russ,” she whispers. “A horse. It’s all I want for my birthday.” And

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A charming tale from a master storyteller is told from the perspective of Russ the sheepdog
 
Lula always likes me to go with her to the end of the lane. She loves a bit of a cuddle and a lick or two before the school bus comes. “Oh Russ,” she whispers. “A horse. It’s all I want for my birthday.” And I’m thinking—'Scuse me, but what’s so great about a horse? Isn’t a dog good enough?

 
This story is an energetic romp through a dog's busy day on a farm. Russ, the sheepdog, herds sheep and cows and plots against Tigger, the farm cat. He covers Lula, his master's daughter, with lots of slobbery licks but when she gets a special birthday present, he worries that she might love it more than she loves him.

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"Gentle and safe, this picture book's world, where the greatest conflict is cake falling on the floor, is an agreeable one."—Booklist

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405213370
Publisher:
Egmont UK
Publication date:
04/01/2011
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
11.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
5 - 7 Years

Meet the Author

Michael Morpurgo has written more than 40 books and won the Whitbread Award, the Smarties Award, the Circle of Gold Award, the Children’s Book Award, and has been short-listed for the Carnegie Medal four times. His books include Kensuke's Kingdom, Private Peaceful, and War Horse. Patrick Benson is the illustrator of many books, including Owl Babies and Roald Dahl's The MinPins. He has received the Mother Goose Award and the Kurt Maschler Award, and been short-listed for a Kate Greenaway Medal. 

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