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The Dog Ate My Homework

** My thanks to Rachel at Authoright for my copy of this book and for inviting me to be part of the blog tour **

 

Description:

The Dog Ate My Homework by Aaron James is a collection of short poems that will capture your imagination. Filled with fun stories that make you think, laugh and tell your friends. Do you remember your first day at school? Or when you tried to convince your teacher you actually done your homework? Or the excitement you felt when you bought your new pair of trainers? In The Dog Ate My Homework you will get a chance to read all these stories and many more!

My Thoughts & Review:

The Dog Ate My Homework is a lovely short book filled with some great poems that will make children and grown ups laugh.  And coupled with the bright and cheery artwork, this makes for a great wee read.  My daughter was soon giggling aloud at the poem from which the book takes its title, asking whether her dogs might eat her homework one day.  The poems have their own story to tell, Sports Day and School Dinners were strong favourites in our house, being reread on our snow days this past week.

The illustrations in the book are lovely and bright, making this a book that holds the interest of young readers who may not be able to read it alone.  We took great delight pointing out all of the things in each picture and linking them back to the lines of the poem.
With the content of the poems, this might be a good book for children just starting out on their school journey, giving them some lighthearted anecdotes about school and what it’s like on the first day, what school lunches are like etc.  I know that I may well pop this book aside for a wee while to use for explaining about starting school when my daughter progresses to that stage.

A fun and entertaining read that can be enjoyed no matter the age of the reader!

 

You can buy a copy of The Dog Ate My Homework  via Amazon UK

 

About the Author:

Born and raised in Tottenham, North London and today living in Bromley, South London with his wife, Aaron James works as a poet and spoken word artist. The Dog Ate My Homework is his first children’s poetry book.

 

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