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Dog Diaries #1: Ginger Paperback – Illustrated, 8 January 2013
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TIM JESSELL is an award-winning illustrator whose work has appeared in numerous children's books. He is the illustrator of all the books in the Dog Diaries series. Check out his work at timjessell.com.
- Publisher : Random House Books for Young Readers; 1st edition (8 January 2013)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 160 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0307978990
- ISBN-13 : 978-0307978998
- Reading age : 7 - 10 years
- Item Weight : 142 g
- Dimensions : 13.97 x 1.14 x 17.93 cm
- Country of Origin : USA
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#199,069 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- #849 in Children's Historical Fiction (Books)
- #2,730 in Children's Family, Personal & Social Issues (Books)
- #6,343 in Children's Action & Adventure
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And all her homes
The best book I have ever read
While those are important messages, they shouldn't be so viscerally described in a book for children. My daughter ran to me in tears at the first description of mother dog's reaction to the death of the runt of the litter - a death that was dwelled upon and described in detail.
I then read the book for myself, and it went downhill from there; from descriptions of hip dysplasia in golden retrievers, from a plot driven by nothing more than a series of abandonment and uncommitted owners, to a very annoying dog narrator (apparently only concerned with where she can "piddle" next), to poor grammar, to lectures on spaying and neutering pets.
All of these ideals are good messages- and should be delivered to children appropriately and without guise. This is not a "tale" or an "adventure", and shouldn't be marketed as such, nor should it have passed the editor's desk without major changes.