Meet an odd dog, and watch him learn how to make friends...
Helmut is an odd dog. He doesn't like bones, he likes apples. In fact, he LOVES apples, and he can't bear the thought that his next-door neighbour Igor might be stealing them from his tree. Helmut lies awake at night, thinking of how he can protect his favourite food, but he has a big lesson to learn about Igor, and about himself...
“There’s a lot to enjoy in Odd Dog: the offbeat humour (what? a dog that doesn’t like bones?), the stylish, characterful illustrations, the reassuring reminder that the world is actually a good place, full of good people”
Zoe Toft, Playing By the Book
“It’s a simple but lovely story . . . It’s also a lovely lesson on how to be a good friend, different people liking different things, not always seeing the worst in people and giving people the benefit of the doubt”
Cheryl Pasquier, Madhouse Family Reviews
“With minimalist art, muted colors, engaging characters and a dynamic and varied layout of art and text, Odd Dog presents a ridiculous story that will appeal to dog lovers everywhere — as well as fans of subversive art in the style of Jon Klassen”
Anita Silvey, The New York Times
“This simple story about sharing and friendship is transformed by Claudia Boldt's light-hearted, witty illustrations which bring her quirky characters to life. Stylishly designed spreads in a palette of ice-cream colours convey a nostalgic, retro feel, but ultimately it is Boldt's surreal sense of humour which will make this book irresistible to young readers”