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'Woof' said the duck! Engagingly funny tale.,
This review is from: Wanted: The Perfect Pet (Spot & Henry) (Paperback)
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My grandchildren love me to read Wanted - The Perfect Pet. They have a little dog of their own now and can make sense of how much the little boy, Henry, wants a pet.
Although the book has little to offer in terms of colour or detailed illustrations there's a simplicity to the presentation that works. The simple line sketches don't detract from the emotional content as we discover how much Henry and the little duck need one another, to the point when the duck says 'woof' because Henry's initially looking for a dog. In fact it's the 'cartoonish' style of illustrations that helps bring out the humour.
The book's constructed in a way which makes it easily accessible for younger children and is broken up into three simple sections; we meet Henry, we meet a duck and then, finally, Henry and the duck meet one another.
You can read the story in one go or spend time with the extra bits and bobs, such as Henry's newspaper adverts, which helps add depth and texture. Takes no more than ten minutes to read from start to finish and makes a perfect, wholesome, bedtime story.
Incredibly cute. I particularly like this book.