Friday, January 15, 2010

Book Review ~ Poodle and Doodle by Donna J. Shepherd

Title: Poodle and Doodle

Written by: Donna J. Shepherd

Illustrated by: Jack Foster

Soft cover: 20 pages

Ages: up to 12 years

Publisher: Guardian Angel Publishing

Print ISBN: 978-1-61633-017-0 ; 6161330171

Ebook ISBN: 978-1-61633-018-7 ; 161633018-X

Published: December 2009

Price: $10.95 – Soft cover  / $9.95 – E-book CD / $5.00 – PDF or Flip Zipped E-book

The balance of friendship can be a difficult one to understand. At times one may feel they are overshadowed by a friend and become frustrated. Poodle and Doodle by Donna J. Shepherd explores an unexpected friendship in this delightful rhyming story of two distinctly different dogs.

What comes forth through the eyes of one fancy poodle pup, Angel, is her own insecurities of having another dog around. When Scruffy, a cross between Poodle and Labrador is brought home by their owner, Leah, havoc ensues wherever Scruffy goes. His less than stellar manners appall Angel until the “ah-ha” moment that Scruffy is not so bad and is actually fun to have around.

Shepherd wonderfully brings to life real life issues all humans contend with in finding their place with friends. Most of all, we are all individuals whether canine or human and should appreciate the positives in all we meet.

Illustrator, Jack Foster brings the canine characters to life with their young owner, Leah, making it an adventure to read over and over again.

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  1. This sounds like a wonderful book, Donna, and one from which many children struggling with the woes of friendship can benefit. I'll have to check it out for my kids.


  2. What a precious cover. I love doggie books. Nice review, Donna.

    Congratulations on your book, Donna. Mm, two Donnas. That could be confusing.

    Congrats to both of you. :)



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