Review: ‘Scampy Doodle and the Reindeer’, by GJ Barnes

Release Date: 4th December 2017
Genre: Picture Book
Page Count: 24
Publisher: Clink Street Publishing
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/43020585-scampy-doodle-and-the-reindeer
Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Scampy-Doodle-Reindeer-G-Barnes-ebook/dp/B07KC2NY77

Blurb

Scampy Doodle is a happy go lucky black dog who has a strong nose for adventure. It’s Christmas Eve and Scampy Doodle is fast asleep when he is woken by a strange noise coming from the chimney. Discover what happens when he goes to investigate and gets the greatest surprise of his life!

My Review

This is a cute story of a dog’s Christmas adventure. It’d probably be a nice one to read on Christmas Eve curled up with a hot drink and a teddy before bed. It’s short but sweet, and the illustrations are pretty and well executed. The paper and binding quality is good and the writing is large enough and simple enough for a confident young reader to read to themselves.


Author Information

 As my daughter got older we used to (and still do) tell each other stories in the car about our family dog Scamp. Scamp had been neglected as a puppy and was rescued by my parents and became our family pet.

He was a little bit crazy (he used to try and get up on the table to lick up crumbs after a meal) but he was always happy to see you and always there for a cuddle whenever anyone needed one.

In many ways he was more like a human being, standing up on his back legs, drinking cups of tea out of a cup off the coffee table.

So I decided to write some of our stories down to share with others, the first one being Scampy Doodle and the Reindeer.

Website: https://www.scampydoodle.com/

Twitter: http://twitter.com/scampyd

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