Saturday, 17 September 2011
Rascal's Festive Fun (My Naughty Little Puppy) by Holly Webb
When Ellie names her puppy Rascal, she doesn't realise how right she is! The playful little puppy is soon getting into all sorts of trouble! The Christmas holidays are here and better still, it's snowing! Ellie plans to take Rascal carol singing - in his cute Santa hat they're bound to raise loads of money for charity! But things don't go entirely to plan...
This is a great festive period story for young girls who love dogs. Ellie has a puppy called Puppy and while at her dog training class she sees a poster for a Christmas fundraiser raising money for the local dog rescue shelter. Ellie decides to organise her friends, who are also dog owners, as carol singers for the event, and they raise alot of money for the shelter.
I would recommend this book for young girls who enjoy animal stories, especially dog lovers. I really think that Holly Webb writes the perfect books for animal lovers, they are easy to read, perfect for early readers who are gaining confidence in reading alone. Younger children will also enjoy listening to their peers reading it aloud.
Kate Pankhurst has illustrated the book beautifully, with simple pencil drawings.
Thank you to Stripes Publishing for sending me the book to review.