The hilarious adventures of Dash - a highly unusual pet who gets up to all kinds of mischief.
Nicki Greenberg is a writer and illustrator based in Melbourne, Australia. Her first picture books, The Digits series, were published when she was fifteen years old. She later spent ten years disguised as a lawyer, while maintaining a not-so-secret Other Life as a comics artist and children's book author. Nicki is the creator of the award-winning 'staged-on-the-page' adaptation of Shakespeare's Hamlet, and of the graphic adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby. Inspired by her own young children, Nicki has written and illustrated many delightful picture books for younger readers including The Naughtiest Reindeer series, Meerkat Choir, Teddy Took the Train, and Morris the Mole. In her Zelda Stitch novels, Nicki has come a step closer to realising her childhood dream of being a witch.
“My dog Dash wasn’t very well behaved at puppy school…” But even though it took a while he got the hang of it especially “Sit” and Stay!” “Fetch’ is problematic though. Just like every dog, Dash loves to explore the wonders and beauty of the park- each leaf, every flower, every stick- so a walk can be slow-going. He steals food, wrecks the garden and even chews through books! And like most puppies, he slobbers a bit, leaves puddles and makes a mess which makes mum cranky so he hides for a while until he thinks he’s forgiven. But when he goes missing one dark night, the whole family is involved in the search… Perhaps he’s not such a nuisance after all.
From the creator of The Naughtiest Reindeer (http://thebottomshelf.edublogs.org/2015/12/11/the-naughtiest-reindeer-at-the-zoo/) comes this delightful, whimsical, hilarious story that is not what you would expect! If you were ever looking for a need for children to look at the detail in the illustrations or trying to persuade parents that pictures can tell more than the text, then this is it. If you read this interview with Nicki Greenberg (http://www.kids-bookreview.com/2016/04/10-quirky-questions-with-nicki-greenberg.html) you will be treated to her quirky sense of humour and understand how she can create such perfect books for children that will engage them again and again and again.
This is such a fun book to be shared for the joy of sharing and hearing, and could be the answer for all those children who want puppies.
Barbara Braxton, Teacher Librarian, NSW