Parochial Pooches: Safe and Sound

Friday, January 5, 2007.

Safe and SoundAuthor: Barbara Nichol
Illustrator: Anja Reichel
Published: 2003 Tundra Books
ISBN: 0887766331

Written in happily indignant rhyme and brought to life by anxiety-filled oil paintings, this is not your typical adventure tale. Whether you view it as a hosanna to home, a tribute to the timid, or a satirical celebration of the inability to accept diversity, I believe these two small dogs will make you think.

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Enjoying the Process: I Want A Dog

Friday, December 1, 2006.

I Want A DogAuthor: Dayal Kaur Khalsa
Illustrator: Dayal Kaur Khalsa
Published: 1994 Tundra Books (on JOMB)
ISBN: 088776326X

You can’t always get what you want, but if you try, try, try again you might enjoy yourself anyway. In a quiet explosion of colour, character and creativity, this book tells us how.

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