Recommended in the Building Bridges of Understanding for Infants to 2nd Class introducing predictiing
Piper is a gentle dog, courageous and anxious to please. It’s very unfortunate that he is bought by a grim man who tells him to ‘take care of the rabbits’. Piper babysits them beautifully, which is not what his new owner meant at all, and loses him his dinner. He runs away to the big city, and saves an old lady from being run over, but he hurts his leg doing it, and the old lady is still taken to hospital. It takes persistent passers-by to find him, and take him to the vet, and all is well in the end.
Among the many flavours of children’s books, that of Emma Chichester Clark’s – funny, elegant and delicious – is unique. – Quentin Blake Mimi’s Book of Counting:
‘Joyful’ Financial Times It Was You, Blue Kangaroo:’Emma Chichester Clark is in top form.’ Spectator No More Teasing:
‘Bound to become a favourite.’Books for Keeps
A heart-warming story about a brave and selfless dog from the award-winning illustrator.