A Boy and a Dog (Hardcover)

By Shae Millward, Jenni Goodman (Illustrator)

New Holland Publishers, 9781921024948, 32pp.

Publication Date: July 2, 2019

List Price: 12.99*
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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. This is a book that will make your heart smile and your tail wag!

About the Author

Shae Millward is a Mom to four wonderful children, and lives by the beachside. For years she has written as a hobby, just for herself, for the joy of it! After winning literally truckloads of prizes from online competitions for her written answers, she decided to finish her stories instead – she says "I mean, how many holidays, gift cards and kitchen appliances does a person need!" She enjoys writing in many different styles and genres, including picture books, middle grade, novels, poetry and song lyrics. Jenni Goodman is a freelance illustrator. She aims to capture simple beauty and timeless characters as she focuses her art on nature, people and animals. They both live in Australia.