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Toby's Tails by Susan Keefe

Toby's Tails by Susan Keefe

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TAS Review

“Toby’s Tails” is one of the nicest children’s books I’ve seen in a while. As a lover of Border Collies and a smallholder, the subject matter was always going to appeal but the whole concept of the book was engaging.

The tale centres on Toby, a young Border Collie, and his adventures with other creatures, both wild and domestic – and is based on the author’s own animals. The book is written from the dog’s perspective, which is a clever tool and really absorbs the reader in his day-to day escapades. It is illustrated with real photographs of Toby and his friends.

Because we don’t have any young children, I gave the book to a friend’s daughter – and had an awful job getting it back smiley. Both mum and daughter enjoyed it very much. Like many children’s books, it has an educational aspect because it includes factual information about Toby’s animal companions as well as dealing with various life events.

Read with a parent, for younger children, it would be a good way of opening up discussion with a child on aspects of animal welfare. With Christmas on the way, “Toby’s Tails” would make a lovely gift for a child and it’s such an enjoyable book for adults too, it would be no hardship at all to read a few chapters together at bedtime smiley

Book details

Paperback
202 pages
Publisher
Strategic Book Group
Publication date
January 2012
ISBN-10
1612047912
ISBN-13
9781612047911

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