Monday, January 18, 2016

Miss Moon: Wise Words from a Dog Governess

Miss Moon: Wise Words from a Dog Governess
author: Janet Hill
name: Wayne
average rating: 4.00
book published: 2016
rating: 5
read at: 2016/01/18
date added: 2016/01/18
shelves: children-s
'Miss Moon: Wise Words from a Dog Governess' by Janet Hill is guide for life with the kind of pictures I want in a calendar or framed on my wall.

Miss Wilhelmina Moon is a dog governess who has found a job on a small island. She is watching over 67 dogs along with her monkey, Mitford, and her bulldog, Petunia. Sixty seven dogs can be unruly, but with some rules for life, Miss Moon soon has them whipped into shape. The twenty lessons in the book include "Be true to your adventurous spirit" and "Never stop learning" among others. Each lesson is accompanied by a gorgeous painting of Miss Moon and her charges huddled together reading a book, or travelling in a hot air balloon.

I loved the paintings in this book. The life lessons are also good reminders for little readers. The whole book feels lush and rich and a bit hushed in tone, but I think it would be great fun to read with little ones as they explore the details of the pages.

I received a review copy of this ebook from Random House of Canada Limited, Tundra Books, and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this fine ebook.

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