Fleabag is homeless. Friendless. Nameless. A boy befriends him in the park and they enjoy each other's company many times. But what will happen when the boy moves house?
I was quite moved at points in the story. Poor little adorable Fleabag is beautifully drawn and my son and I were sad at his predicament. The boy's solution, to run away with the dog, horrified me for a minute (running away is NOT a concept I want my three year old to even think about!) but is resolved quickly. It all ends well and shows the bravery and loyalty of both the boy and the dog.
The drawings are different, a style that stands out. It's a good bedtime read for talking about friends, being kind, family and moving house.
on 31 August 2012
This is a lovely story with great messages. Fleabag is a stray who is befriended by a boy, although his parents don't want to take the dog in. Fleabag shows his loyalty and trustworthiness when he prevents the boy from running away, even though the boy is doing it to stay with Fleabag. Fleabag is rewarded.
on 17 November 2015
Wonderful book, based around a little scruffy dog who no one wants. He befriends a little boy, and there is a mini lassie drama, and just in case you can't stand the suspense, I couldn't as boy and dog soooo cute, there is a happy ending.