Charlie is a very clever talking dog who has lived the most incredible life. But if his life is so amazing, why is he for sale for just $10? Readers won’t get to find out until the very end- after he has entertained with his own story-telling!
Told in verse, this book is an entertaining read-aloud for primary school children. There is something in here for every reader/listener- spies, pirates, adventures, heroes, etc. And it has just enough “naughtiness” to get them laughing, with a nice little nod to Dawn’s previous book, Doggy Doo on My Shoe.
Ross’ illustrations are colourful and eye-catching, capturing the excitement of Charlie’s tales and greatly adding to the book’s entertainment value. The varying choice of fonts also adds a positive twist to its reading.
A fun book that would certainly be a popular addition to any child’s or library’s bookshelf!
Title: Charlie and His Amazing Tales
Author: Dawn McMillan
Illustrator: Ross Kinnaird
Publisher: Oratia Books
Date of Publication: October 2017
Ages: Primary School
Reviewer: Linda Klenner
Position: Library Learning Assistant
School: Summerland Primary School