Phoebe and the Hot Water Bottles is a wonderful story of a plucky young girls desire for a "real" puppy. The illustrations are lovely, especially the dipiction of Phoebe's growing hot water bottle collection! It also touches on the theme of a working dad raising a child on his own.
I had this book as a child & would love a copy to read with my own daugter. It totally engages with childhood feelings of excitment surrounding puppies, but also portrays the young girl as the strong heroine of the story. Imaginative, touching & very lovely. I miss this book!