Dogbird and Other Mixed-Up Tales

Publisher: Random House

Review

Three short stories with animal connections. In 'Dogbird', Alice's new budgie won't talk, but when it does, its barking drives everyone mad. However, then they discover how useful a barking budgie can be.

'The Were-Pig' is a cautionary tale about the dangers of greediness, when Albert's conscience convinces him that his Grandmother's threat that he may turn into a were-pig has come true.

'The Watch-Frog' demonstrates that one good turn to a frightened frog can result in a lucky escape – as Looby and her family discover – and a transformation for the frog itself.

Enlivened by numerous humorous illustrations, newly confident readers will welcome this book's large print, short chapters and entertaining style, all of which encourage the audience to read for pleasure.

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