The Extremely Very Scrambled Up World of Little Doogs: Playing the Road Trip Game Paperback – 10 Feb 2009
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Extremely, very excellent adventures by Fiona Cummings and Ian Sanders. LittleDoogs and his chums are great fun and are destined for stardom. --Keith Chapman, creator of 'Bob the Builder', 'Fifi and the Flowertots' and co-creator of 'Roary the Racing Car.'
About the Author
Fiona Cummings (www.fionacummings.co.uk) has been writing for children for over 10 years. She is passionate about the power of books to enhance the world of children of all ages. Through them they can believe in their dreams and be reassured about their fears. Above all books can be fun! This project is a collaboration between Fiona and Ian Sanders (www.iansanders.com); together they devised the characters and storylines. Ian runs his own business and marketing consultancy and is the author of business books. Ian relishes in turning random ideas into reality; this is the latest example of that!
Top Customer Reviews
Fiona Cummings unique style is clearly evident in this book, where her very human-like animal characters (the Schnoops), share a road trip adventure with which children can easily relate. My grandson particularly enjoys Jezza, the not very artistic Rubbish Artist, who likes to create his masterpieces out of rubbish. He is even asking me if I can buy him a soft giraffe that looks just like him.
Though not really a picture book, the illustrations are delightful (and not having an overabundance of illustrations makes it easier for me to read the book online).
I've heard Fiona Cummings is writing a sequel to this book...I can't wait!
I read it to my seven-year-old in one sitting (because he insisted). It is a delightful read. The characters are very human, with both qualities and flaws. The writing is concise and very funny, but also sad as we follow the very endearing Little Doogs in his search for a permanent home.
The mixture of straight narrative with Little Doogs' personal thoughts, as well as some very imaginative typesetting and illustrations, creates a great, pacy read.
There is a trailer for the next adventure at the end of the book. We will have to wait to see if Little Doogs gets his wish. In the meantime we are enjoying the associated blog where Little Doogs posts photos (including Jezza's "rubbish art") and comments - free snippets of his extremely very funny little life.
We eagerly searched for Book 2 on the internet but to no avail. Hopefully it won't be too long before the 2nd instalment is off the author's laptop and on the bookshelves as my daughter is desperate to know if Little Doogs gets his 'forever home'. So come on Ms Cummings et al - get typing!!!