#BlogTour #BookReview for Home Alone Harry by Jerry Rhodes and Rachael Messiter @rararesources #HomeAloneHarry

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Harry is a mischievous young dog, adored by his family, Dad and Mum, Maisie (8) and Max (5). When the family leave him on his own he creates chaos. Dad demands, “That bad dog must go!” Alone and sad in bed that evening, Max asks, “Can anyone help?” How will the Thunkies respond to his call?

 

MY REVIEW

I read this book with my daughter and she really liked the images and that is one of the things I always look out for in a children’s book as I do review hundreds every year.  The images were clear and nice and bright.

The story was well laid out and I liked the text used.  The story was easy to understand at the outset and it was easy to read too.

The only think I will say is that as a mum and adult who read it I will be honest and to me the book did come across as more of guide to training your dog after they had been to bed and woken up the next day, so I am not sure how well it will go down with children who don’t like dogs or have pets but luckily for me as my daughter does and she was even doing some of the “hints” with my parent’s dog, Abby (even if Abby did look very confused)!

It is 4 stars from me for this one, we liked the story and it has some lovely images!

Purchase Link – https://shop.thunkies.com/

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR AND ILLUSTRATOR

Jerry Rhodes – AUTHOR

Author Jerry .pngJerry Rhodes’ life-long research and teaching is the inspiration behind ‘Home Alone Harry’, this first book in a series for children featuring the cartoon characters, Thunkies®. After completing his degree and teacher training at Oxford University, Jerry’s career as a school-master was cut short by polio. He changed course to a management career in industry, discovered his talents for creativity, and formed his world-wide consultancy to collaborate with international organisations. A special project with Philips led to the discovery of ‘Thinking-Intentions’, to which he has now given the playful name, Thunkies®. Jerry writes his books from his weather-beaten old farmhouse in the Gloucestershire Cotswolds.

Rachael Messiter AUTHOR

Author Rachael Rachael Messiter. Author and Dog Listener with Magpie at Mission Wolf Colorado.JPGRachael Messiter, a Dog Listener, uses the approach known as Amichien® Bonding pioneered by Jan Fennell. Rachael has her own practice, Talking Paws, based in Staffordshire. Previously she lived with wolves for close on two years in Colorado, USA, to learn how packs work. She has identified a group of issues that dog owners experience that are due to the well-meaning but flawed behaviours of owners, rather than ‘nuisance’ dogs. How to properly avoid and resolve such troublesome issues will be the theme of each book in the series Thunkies® love Dogs.

Nicky Hill ILLUSTRATOR

Illustrator Nicky and her dogsNicky Hill is an illustrator and storyteller from Winterbourne near Bristol. Her artwork is featured throughout the Thunkies® Love Dogs books, bringing a bright, vibrant style that captures the imagination. A great lover of animals both wild and domestic, Nicky also illustrates and writes her own series of books about ‘The Wotton Pack’; a group of inquisitive pooches who spend their days and nights having many adventures. She currently lives with her own pack of three dogs in Wotton-under-Edge, a small town in Gloucestershire, where she also co-runs the shop called ‘The Collective’.

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