This graceful picture book catches at the heart in small ways … the wry, gentle narrative voice leads readers along as if it’s walking the old dog.
My Dog Mouse
Friendship, humour and heartbreak in one dog walk: for anyone who knows what it is to love an old, slow dog with ears as thin as pancakes.
“Can I take Mouse for a walk?” I ask, and I’m always allowed.
We set off, very slowly. Mouse walks at a snail’s pace. He stops at lampposts and fences and sniffs for a long time.
Sometimes he looks up at me and then I usually say something.
I maybe say “old man” in a very nice voice, not my usual one.
… I wish Mouse was mine.
My Dog Mouse offers friendship, humour and gentle heartache in one dog walk. This is a book for anyone who knows what it is to love an old slow dog, with ears as thin as pancakes.
Reader Age 2-5 year Book Size N/A 23 x 19 cm ISBN MyDogMouse 9781776571482
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