Monday, 30 January 2012
Rascal the Star (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! Ellie's friend Lucy has been picked to appear in a TV commercial. The only problem is that it's for dog food and Lucy is frightened of dogs. So that she can keep her part, Ellie and Rascal team together to help Lucy get over her fear with a "de-scaring course". But when the TV people need a replacement dog, it's time for Rascal to play a starring role, too.
Another delightful book by Holly Webb. My naughty little puppy is a series of books written by Holly Webb and published by Stripes Publishing and features Rascal, who is owned by Ellie and gets himself into many different adventures in each book.
In this book, one of Ellie's friends, Lucy is offered the opportunity to take part in television advert for a dog food - there is only one problem, she is scared of dogs! With Ellie and Rascal's help she tries to overcome her fear but on the day of the shoot, her co-star is just too big, will Rascal be allowed to take over the part, will he behave??
This is a great book for young dog-lovers. The story is well written, as are all Holly Webb books for children, will be perfect for early readers to read themselves but will also be great for sharing at story time with an adult or peer. The story is intermingled with some great illustrations by Kate Pankhurst which capture Rascal's mischievousness perfectly.
Thank you to the publishers, Stripes Publishing for sending me the book to review.