Day 5: A Boy and a Dog
The book for day 5 our 12 Books of Christmas is A Boy and a Dog by Shae Millward
About the Book
A chance meeting, a forever friendship, between… A Boy and A Dog. This is a children’s picture book with an age range of 3-8 years. Written in a poetic lyrical style, this is a classic story of a lonely boy and a lonely dog who find each other and discover true friendship. A touching insight into the special bond between children and animals. An emotional journey through rejection, trust, fear, love, joy and sadness to reach a place of peace and belonging. A lovely narrative that is able to touch gently on a serious subject. This book explores the emotional connection between a boy and a dog, with the universal themes of love, joy, compassion, trust, friendship and belonging.
Why do you love Christmas?
I love how Christmastime brings out the kindness in people. And I delight in the focus on peace, joy, compassion and togetherness. There is a magic and wonderment in the air, which can especially be sensed by children. Christmas has a comforting and exciting ambience for me because when I write for children, I must enter into the zone of magic and wonderment.
Why is your book a great book for Christmas?
The aforementioned magic in the air, or Christmas spirit, is also known by another name: love. A Boy and a Dog is the heart-warming story of a lonely boy and a lonesome dog who find each other and discover true friendship. A touching insight into the special bond between children and animals, with the universal themes of joy, compassion, trust and belonging. But at its very essence, it is a story about LOVE.
Where to Next:
We hope you enjoyed learning about A Boy and a Dog by Shae Millward. Check in again tomorrow for Day 6 of our 12 Days of Christmas Books, designed to get your picture book library stocked in time for the big day. Remember you can find out more about our books in our shop. You can also get special bonuses in our children’s books newsletter and keep in touch with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.