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Recommendation for book on dogs for kids????

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Thisandthat2017 Sun 29-Oct-17 11:29:19

My 10 year old son is a good, but reluctant reader. He says he hates reading but does read every night - a habit we have encouraged from an early age. He is most likely to pick up a David Walliams or non fiction text and is currently very excited at the prospect of getting a dog. So I am trying to find a good read about dogs to go in his stocking that he will find interesting and want to read. Any ideas??

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Snailo Sun 29-Oct-17 11:31:38

A Dog So Small??

Thisandthat2017 Sun 29-Oct-17 11:32:39

I will also post this in pets.x

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Weedsnseeds1 Mon 30-Oct-17 11:05:44

Red Dog by Louis de Bernieres. It's rather sad at the end but a fantastic read.

BertieBotts Mon 30-Oct-17 11:50:21

The Hundred Mile an Hour Dog - hilarious.

MsAmerica Wed 01-Nov-17 21:55:59

This is probably not what you had in mind, but I thought I"d put in a good word for Albert Payson Terhune. He was famous for his dog books, especially short stories, around the 1920s. They're written for adults, but I started reading them when I was probably around 9 or 10, and I have to say that I learned a lot of new words in the process!

They're mostly out of print, of course, so you have to take whatever you can find.

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