Elise and the Second-hand Dog
Bjarne Reuter, illustrated by Kirsten Raagaard, translated from Danish, by Sian Mackie
(Wacky Bee Books)
Elise begs her father for a second hand dog. She will ‘walk it and train it so it doesn’t chew the table or eat slippers’. Elise doesn’t plan on it being a talking dog that smells of cheese. This dog tells tales of Tobermory and helps her make Christmas presents. ‘Elise and the Second-hand Dog‘ is an exceptionally empathetic, imaginative and fabulous book. It makes this Bookwagon reader laugh and cry.
Honour title:- In Other Words’ project