Category: 3-5 Storybook
Synopsis: (Goodreads) Miss Wilhelmina Moon is a dog governess. At her first placement, on a small island off the coast of France, her new charges – sixty-seven dogs of all shapes, sizes and colors – run wild. But armed with patience and a passion for teaching, as well as her companions, Mitford the monkey and Petunia the French bulldog, Miss Moon soon imparts twenty important lessons to her furry brood. Some are practical, some are playful, one or two are a little unusual, but all are necessary for the raising of happy, healthy and well-mannered dogs (and humans).
Reaction: This is such a beautiful book. Just look at some of the pictures that I have posted with this review to prove that. The pictures are rich, well done, so full of life and just wonderful. I couldn’t stop looking at them. I was lucky enough to read this book at work when it came out and am happy I did because I can now highly recommend it.
It’s about a women who govern’s a bunch of dogs and teaches them lessons. After a long paragraph on page one each page after that has a picture and a “lesson” on it. For the little ones the pictures are great and the lessons are all true. They can be used to teach kids lots of important things.
Lesson 8: Make believe is food for the soul
Lesson 16: Practice the art of conversation, listen more than you speak.
The other bonus of this book is that it’s by a Canadian author who is a celebrated artist and lives in Ontario. This warms my heart.
So overall it’s a winner, beautiful, fast read, great storyline and messages for kids. Pick this one up today, even to just admire the work.