Monday, November 30, 2020

The Hospital Dog - a bookwrap


  The Hospital Dog - Bedtime Stories with Fi


The Hospital Dog

Authored by Julia Donaldson

Illustrated by Sara Ogilvie


* Ages:  3-8

* Grade level:  PS-3

* Hardcover:  32 pages

 * Publisher:  Macmillan Children's Books

* Pub. Date:  Jan. 5, 2021

* Language:  English 

Editorial Reviews

The NHS and dogs; each keeps the nation’s heart beating. Trust Julia Donaldson, the
rhymetastic author . . . to put the two together in a story that barks to our age. [P]aired with the supremely talented
Sara Ogilvie . . . whose beautiful, humorous ink drawings match perfectly the bounding words. [T]he rhymes fly, the heart jumps. It’s guaranteed to give children and parents the literary equivalent of a giant welcome home

-Alex O'Connell, Children's Book of the Week, The Times

The verse skips along as cheerfully as Dot on her way round Wallaby Ward

-Imogen Carter, Observer

Unwrapping Some Illustrations for You

The Book

 This delightful book is by the creators of # 1 bestselling picture book, "The Detective Dog" - winner of the Books Are My Bag Reader's Award. "The Detective Dog" has sold over half a million copies and has been translated into over 20 languages to date.  

Dot, a sweet Dalmatian, and her owner Rose, are doing wonderful volunteer work at their local hospital. Dot loves to go there and offer herself for pats, hugs and companionship to those afraid and hurting in so many different ways. 

After the two prepare themselves for their day off they go by bus to the hospital.  Wallaby Ward children's wing is waiting for their arrival and are always glad for their visits.  

After a successful time of cheering up a diverse group of patients Dot and Rose head back home.  Unfortunately an accident occurs and Dot becomes injured.  Her brave heart and caring nature brings it about.  Will Dot receive the love and support from others that she so deserves?  

Written in rhyme the fantastic text is enriched by beautiful ink drawings that are full of action and expression.  Thousands of books are being gifted to children in hospitals in partnership with Read for Good.  I highly recommend this book. 

Storywraps Rating -  5 HUGS! 

Meet the Author

Julia Donaldson is the author of some of the world's best-loved children's books, including modern classics The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo's Child, which together have sold over 17 million copies worldwide, and the hugely successful What the Ladybird Heard adventures. Julia also writes fiction, including the Princess Mirror-Belle books illustrated by Lydia Monks, as well as poems, plays and songs - and her brilliant live shows are always in demand. She was Children's Laureate 2011-13 and has been honoured with a CBE for Services to Literature. Julia and her husband Malcolm divide their time between West Sussex and Edinburgh.

About the Illustrator

Sara Ogilvie is an award-winning illustrator and printmaker who won the 2011 Booktrust Best New Illustrator Award. The first picture book that she illustrated, Dogs Don't Do Ballet, was also shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize. In addition to working on her picture books, Sara lectures in Illustration and Graphic Design at Northumbria University and continues to create work that is exhibited worldwide. She is inspired by many things including second-hand bookshops, old wives tales, and trying to spell sounds. Sara lives in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

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