8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
This book is a gorgeous book - beautiful pictures which look hand drawn, any of which would look at home on the walls of a farmhouse. I would have this book as a special book to share with the chidlren at quiet or bed time.
The story is about a trusty farm dog written as if the dog is telling the story. It introduces the reader to farm life, the herding and shearing of sheep. It also, i think, gives a message about remembering to include old friends, when new friends appear.
i really enjoyed reading this book and i think Michael Morpurgo, along with Patrick Benson, have written a lovely story which will be loved by children of all ages.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 29 December 2010
Wonderful story accompanied by beautiful water colour illustrations. I bought this book to read to my daughter who is fanatical about dogs and is currently particularly interested in sheep dogs. I have yet to read a Morpurgo book that i have not thoroughly enjoyed. As a teacher I work with many of his books, use them as reading books and recommend them to both children and adults.
It's a Dog's Life tells the story of a day in the life of Russ the sheep dog. We meet his family & friends and learn of the work that he does around the farm. An interesting 'way in' to farm life & the relationships between people & animals.
6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on 12 May 2010
This is a charming book with beautiful illustrations. Russ is a working farm dog, but also best friend of Lula, a little girl of about six years.It is as near to having your own dog without the mess. A wonderful book to share with younger folk.
But beware - requests for a real Russ will come thick and fast.