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BOOK REVIEW: Sad, the dog by Sandy Fussell, illustrated by Tull Suwannakit

| 18 October 2015 | 1 Reply

BOOK REVIEW: Sad, the dog by Sandy Fussell, illustrated by Tull Suwannakit

Walker Books
October 2015
Hardcover, $24.95
Reviewed by Steph O’Connell



Mr and Mrs Cripps owned a little dog, an unwanted Christmas present from a friend.
They fed the dog, and washed him, even cleaned inside his ears. But they didn’t give him a name.


(The little dog felt unhappy. And in his heart, he whispered a name. Sad.)


(One day a truck came, and took everything away – everything. Except Sad.)


Sad, the dog is a story for dog lovers.

It’s about how sad and lonely dogs feel if you don’t give them the love and attention they deserve, and about how to introduce yourself to a dog who has been mistreated, how not to push them and let them come to you.

While this story has a rather sad opening, you won’t be able to keep from smiling at the uplifting, heartwarming ending.

Paired with absolutely perfect illustrations, this is a gorgeous book for kids and grown-ups alike, and delivers an important message with regards to animals as gifts, just in time for Christmas.


Stephanie O’Connell

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