A great message of “Blaze a trail. Be who you are.” Dashing dachshunds abound in this fabulously drawn picture book. Heaps of vivid colour, bold design, and details on every page as we watch one poor small dog try and fit in.
She leaves home (New Bark City) and travels the world until she reaches Doggywood. This is a place she, a bike riding, guitar playing, scarf wearing hipster, fits in. However, here she also learns that it is pretty cool to stand out from the crowd. In fact “it’s plain to see there’s nothing wrong with being me”. She decides to return to home where she is warmly welcomed back and has been missed.
Rob Biddulph’s books always have a lovely rhyme rhythm to them and this one is telling you to march to the beat of your own drum. Recommended.
Odd Dog Out by Rob Biddulph. Harper Collins publishers.