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Carry on, Plumdog

11 Oct

Emma Chichester Clark has a new Plumdog book out. It was a delight to sit down and year how Plumdog’s year went. She has such a wonderful perspective on the world and the events around her.

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Publisher’s Summary: In 2014 Cape published Plumdog, a year’s worth of entries from Emma Chichester Clark’s blog of the same name which records the daily life of Plum, her dog, in Plum’s own words and Emma’s delightful illustrations. It was seized on by dog lovers everywhere and became the bestselling book written by a dog of that year … indeed quite possibly since records began.

Another Year of Plumdog is exactly what it says: another year of leaping, catching balls, diving into rivers, puddles, the North Sea, and hanging out with friends.

Yes, it is a dog diary but there is social commentary to. Each entry is a delight to read for dog lovers of all ages. The borders edging every page add to this wonderful book, making it a delight to spend time with.

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I read it snuggled next to Lucy, who has never had as many exciting adventures as Plumdog. Fortunately, she didn’t seem to mind.

 

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Plumdog

26 Aug

I recently discovered Emma Chichester Clark’s Plumdog Blog. It amazes me how she captures such little slices in the life of her dog, Plum.She started the blog in 2012 and last year, some of her best blogposts were collected into Plumdog, published in 2014.

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Beginning in January, the book moves chronologically through Plums year, with each page covering one day. Some are funny, some poignant, just like her blog. Plum is quite a poet and philosopher.

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Every bordered page has a marvelous illustration with a small amount of text.

Her picture book, Love is My Favorite Thing,  came out the following year, though I prefer the British cover where things are spelled correctly!

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This one is definitely written with younger readers in mind, but maintains Plum’s voice. Plum loves many things, but occasionally makes some poor choices. Thank goodness for unconditional love! It looks as though a few more Plumdog picture books are coming out later this year and early next year.

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I will certainly keep an eye out for them and hope you pick up some books about this wonderful dog and her Emma.

 

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