Rob Biddulph brings his own brand of zany humour to this totally captivating tale of doggy delight, in the form of Edward Pugglesworth. Said pooch resides with his loyal pet human (kept upstairs) in a rather grand residence close to a park. Therein every morning Edward P (Teddy for short) rouses his human and takes him for a walk in that park.
One momentous autumnal morning while playing ball the rain starts to fall and it seems like time to head home. Things go somewhat awry however as giving chase to a pair of acorn-dropping squirrels to return their lost items, Teddy loses Dave.
A search yields nothing in the places they’d passed and eventually Teddy reaches the scary shed wherein dwells a truly terrible troll. Or does he?
Told in rhyming couplets with Teddy as narrator, and through Rob’s droll illustrations, this warm-hearted tale will assuredly captivate both young listeners and adult sharers, especially the dog-loving kind who will revel in the mock-scary scenes and the sight of Dave being walked by his pooch. I envisage it becoming a much requested storytime favourite both at home and in the classroom. Make sure you allow time for your audience to peruse the pictures for every one of them is packed with wonderful details to giggle at.