Monday, July 30, 2018

Bob The Railway Dog

Bob The Railway Dog: The True Story of An Adventurous Dog. Corinne Fenton. Illustrated by Andrew McLean. 2016. Candlewick. 32 pages. [Source: Review copy]

First sentence: In those hushed moments before sunset, a train crept, hissing and sighing, into Carrieton Station, South Australia. It was September 1884.

Premise/plot: Set in nineteenth-century Australia, this picture book tells the story of an adventure-loving dog named Bob who rode the trains and explored a country. Guard Ferry, his "owner," adopts him as a pup. Soon Bob is riding the trains with him. But Bob longs for more adventure, more trains, more people to love. The picture book is based on a true story.

My thoughts: I liked this one. If you enjoy nonfiction, history, dogs, or trains there is a good chance you'll enjoy this one too. I appreciated that it wasn't too text-heavy. This is still very much a story picture book.

Text: 4 out of 5
Illustrations: 3 out of 5
Total: 7 out of 10

© 2018 Becky Laney of Becky's Book Reviews

1 comment:

Emma said...

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