Caston, Jane and Saldana, Carmen: Will You Help Doug Find His Dog?
Caston, Jane and Saldana, Carmen
Will You Help Doug Find His Dog?
Barefoot Books, 2017, pp32, 9.99 [pounds sterling]
978 1 78285 320 6
This is a child's picture book designed to initiate child/parent conversation and interaction with the text and illustrations. There are loads of friendly, slightly scruffy dogs to pick and choose and talk about. It will clearly appeal to a child growing up in a dog environment. For the child who neither has nor regularly meets dogs much of the appeal would be diluted. Most of the dogs are recognisable breeds, but not fussily so and there are plenty of miscellaneous mongrels. The story is very simple, simply identifying which of the dogs is Doug's but the pictures amuse and the variety of font used for the text may well serve to draw in the reader.