It's a Dog's Life

“Open one eye. Same old basket, same old kitchen. Another day… Ear’s itching. Have a good scratch. Lovely. Have a good stretch. Here comes Lula.”

A magnificent picture book for animal-lovers from one of the UK’s greatest children’s writers. Follow Russ the sheepdog as he woofs, wags and works his way through a day on the farm, in a wonderfully vivid portrait that perfectly captures a dog’s character! On Russ’s farm, there’s always something to do – and he’s the apple of his human friend Lula’s eye. But when Lula gets a pony as a present, how will Russ react? From chasing the cat and bossing round the sheep to hoovering up crumbs from under the baby’s high-chair, this warm-hearted yet unsentimental tale is a stunningly realistic look at how a dog might think and feel – when he’s working hard, when he’s enjoying praise, and when he’s just being plain naughty! The book features glorious pastel artwork by Patrick Benson, the award-winning illustrator of Owl Babies and The Sea-Thing Child.

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  • Michael Morpurgo

    Master storyteller Michael Morpurgo has written over 100 books for children, and has won a multitude of awards as well as serving as Children’s Laureate from 2003-2005.


    Michael was the Children’s Laureate 2003-2005, and has won many awards including The Whitbread Prize For The Wreck of the Zanzibar, the Smarties prize for The Butterfly Lion the Blue Peter Award for Private Peaceful and the Red House award for Shadow.

  • Awards

    Patrick Benson won the Mother Goose Award for The Green Book of Hob Stories and The Red Book of Hob Stories in 1984.

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