Friday, August 28, 2020

Scruff - a bookwrap


by Alice Bowsher

*Ages:  3+
* Grade Level:  PS+
* Hardcover:  32 pages
* Publisher:  Cicada Books
* Pub. Date:  Oct. 6, 2020
Language:  English

Unwrapping Some Illustrations for You

The Book

A scruffy guy spots a scruffy dog in the pound and discovers it's a match made in heaven.  The new find is perfect!  He soon learns that this ragged mutt doesn't like to jump, roll, play, swim or get muddy like other dogs.  That's strange.

His owner is puzzled as to why Scuff is acting that way.  Then he is very surprised to find out that his new dog doesn't want to be disheveled and dirty but loves to be bathed, brushed, groomed and polished... he adores the pampered life.  The narrator emulates Scuff's desires and cleans himself up too.  Together, in their impeccable, sparkly, new state they seek out a dog show and enter in.  Do you think they have a chance of winning any type of  trophy?  

The story is beautifully told and the illustrations are whimsical with a homespun vibe.  The text is sparse and the story is simple, short and charming.  It's a fun read to share. 

Storywraps Rating -  4 HUGS! 

Meet the author/ illustrator

Alice Bowsher is an illustrator living and working in London. She has illustrated campaigns for Byron Burgers, Boden and Camden Brewery. She is the author of Read All About It (Cicada, 2016) and the illustrator of Fly Flies (Cicada, 2019).

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