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Truelove (A Tom Maschler Book) Paperback – 7 Feb 2002


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  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Red Fox (7 Feb 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0099433052
  • ISBN-13: 978-0099433057
  • Product Dimensions: 24.5 x 0.3 x 25 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,285,177 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Babette Cole is filled with zest for life: she lives in Dorset but travels extensively, to exotic parts of the world but also around Great Britain, visiting schools and meeting children. She is a great animal lover and keeps chickens, sheep, horses, dogs and cats which all find their way into her books.

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Babette Cole is something of a force to be reckoned with, with her startling talent for quirky, energetic illustration combining with simple, edgy, to-the-point text.

Truelove, the sorry tale of a little dog who is the apple of his family's eye until the arrival of a new baby, is no exception to the Cole rule: if you have ever picked up The Bad Good Manners Book, Hair in Funny Places or Mummy Laid an Egg you will know that this author/illustrator's ability to capture the burning issues of childhood with a rip-roaring irreverent twist is second to none.

This delightful story is particularly clever as it delivers on two levels. As the reader follows poor Truelove's attempts to regain the affections of his family, echoing the emotions felt by small children learning to deal with a new sibling, the reader is given a separate commentary on the nature of love in general, culminating in the most important lesson of all: that love means forgiveness.

This is super stuff, filled with trademark Cole touches that combine with a fresh take on the nature of love and relationships to bring a funny, heart-warming story to life.

A great book for sharing with a child, Truelove is also ideal as a gift for the romantic adult who needs a helping hand with the words "love" and "sorry". (Age 3 and over) --Susan Harrison --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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"An absolute joy to read" (The Parents' Guide)

"Unique, funny and audacious" (The Sunday Times)

"Perfect for any children when a new baby arrives as it teaches them about love, jealousy and sharing in a quirky, humorous way" (First)

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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 9 Feb 2001
Format: Hardcover
once again babette cole has come up with a winner. this book is ideal for anyone of any age who has been or is in love. if you've ever wanted to know 'what is love' this story will fill you in.
The truelove in the title is a rather scruffy dog who's owners have a new arrival, a baby! truelove soon discovers what 'truelove' is all about in this tale filled with humour, sadness and joy.
the illustrations are (as you'd expect from ms cole) wonderful.
i would certainly recommend this book as a gift for the one you love .
"love means sharing", and this is a book definately worth sharing.
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By Margaret Harris on 15 April 2013
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For all book lovers...those who read or are read to! Graphics brilliantly complement the story with which so many can identify. Particularly suited to the dog lover who plans or is accommodating a baby!
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By Ralphie2 on 31 Oct 2014
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FAIRLY GOOD BOOK
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Perfect for a older sibling .. Babette Cole's great! 16 May 2003
By Patricia Pelletier - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I have always been a huge fan of Babette Cole (Dr. Dog) and she has once again thrilled me and my child with her new book.Truelove is the name of the puppy in the book , and when the new baby comes the puppy feels ignored and "not loved". The images are a riot and wonderful , the message is wonderful. This is a hit with my daughters, and myself !
My friend's daughter slept with this book for weeks. 27 Jan 2009
By Petalear - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I found this book in a supermarket discount bin. It's one of those lovely books to help older toddlers cope with having a new brother or sister. My friend's daughter slept with this book for weeks after her baby sister was born, so it was a big hit! It's nice that all the jealous feelings are projected onto the dog, not another kid. Makes it more palatable, I think.
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