Jenny's Picture Book Review: 'I Wish I Were A Dog' by Lydia Monks

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Cats and dogs tend to predominate in children's picture books but ' Wish I Were A Dog written and illustrated by Lydia Monks is one of my favourites (and one I know off by heart, enabling me to quote confidently even though I'm on a train and don't have it to hand!).

 

 

 

 

 

 

An expressive ginger cat bemoans his existence comparing it to the exciting lives of dogs who 'can even be film stars'!

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Of course, once his feline freedoms are pointed out Kitty is suitably reassured and the 'stupid' dog looks on enviously - Wonderfully observed and a great celebration of individuality with bold and entertaining illustrations and excellent facial expressions from the cat and the dog.

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'And of course, cats can sleep anywhere!' (plenty of cats to spot!)

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