Review also includes:
Little Yellow Dog Gets a Shock, 978-1842552438
Little Yellow Dog is a breath of sunshine, attacking life with exuberant energy. In L.Y.D. Says Look at Me we see him sniffing at something unknown and deciding it must be a giant bone. He tries to pick it up. He fails, but the ‘bone’ begins to move, and as Little Yellow Dog chases it, he pounces and the ‘bone’ skids away. The reader, and the observing cat and birds in the illustrations, can see the dog struggling to stay on the bone (skateboard!) and the pictures are brilliant as the dog discovers he can do it… for a short time, anyway! The font size varies for the action in key spots, making the text accessible to early readers. In L.Y.D. Gets a Shock, L.Y.D. battles with Ginger Cat for possession of the favourite armchair. They chase each other right out of the house, on and on, until they are exhausted. Agreeing to share the chair, they return home amicably. But here comes the shock, their chair is occupied! The sub-text, told in the pictures, is wonderful in both books.