A Plumdog Story
A heartwarming tale of Plum, her loves, her calamities, and her very favourite thing…
Plum has lots of favourite things: catching sticks, her bear, her bed – but really LOVE is her absolute favourite thing. She loves her family, and they love her. But trouble loves Plum too; sometimes she just can’t help doing slightly naughty things.
Will everyone still love Plum then?
An exuberant celebration of love, mischief and a very childlike joie-de-vivre.
Emma Chichester Clark began the website Plumdog Blog in 2012, chronicling the real-life adventures of her lovable “whoosell” (whippet, Jack Russell and poodle cross), Plum. Emma soon gained thousands of loyal Plumdog devotees, and in 2014 a book of the blog was published by Jonathan Cape. This picture book story is the first Plumdog book for children.
“A charming celebration of unconditional love, pooch style.”
Jill R Bennett, jillrbennett.wordpress.com
“Clark’s rambunctious dog, Plum, whose exploits have been chronicled on the author’s blog as well as in a recent adult title, Plumdog, makes her picture book debut. Working in watercolor and pencil, Clark exuberantly captures Plum’s zest for life, whether it’s playing with the kids next door or causing trouble (like diving into the pond at the park) that tests his family’s patience. But unconditional love is unconditional love, and even at the height of Plum’s post-mischief worry—“Would they ever love me again?” she wonders, stuck in time-out—the answer to that question is never in doubt. Ages 3–5.”
“Dog lovers will especially “LOVE” this, and readers who can’t get enough can follow the real-life Plum in the author’s blog.”
“I think it is a perfect book for sharing and helping younger children understand that even if they do sometimes get up to mischief and get told off they will still be loved. I’m not sure that it is possible for any child (or adult) not to totally fall in love with Plumdog by the end of the story.”
Book Lover Jo Wordpress
“Wording is perfect for a 3-6 year old and illustrations are engaging and relay the exuberant and love-worthy Plum.”
“If Love Is My Favorite Thing isn’t the most fitting title for a book about the devotion of domesticated dogs, I don’t know what is.”
Julia Danielson, Kirkus Reviews
“Clark exuberantly captures Plum’s zest for life, whether it’s playing with the kids next door or causing trouble”
“All ends well for Plummie in a picture book that’s just right for a day that celebrates love, even if you’re in the doghouse.”
Mo Books, Emissourian