The Guard Dog

The Guard Dog

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There are six puppies in the pet shop window; five posh pedigree puppies, and a scruffy little mongrel with a grand ambition - to be a guard dog. The other pups laugh at him. How can such a small, scruffy dog possibly expect to be bought to guard a home? Especially when his bark is the most horrible, earsplitting racket they have ever heard! Will the poor little guard dog be doomed to a lonely life in the Dogs' Home - or worse...?show more

Product details

  • 9+
  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 150 x 178 x 8mm | 81.65g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Young Corgi
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Black and white
  • 0552554332
  • 9780552554336
  • 64,355

About Dick King-Smith

DICK KING-SMITH was a Gloucestershire farmer until the age of 45, when he gave up farming to become a primary school teacher. As a beloved and bestselling full-time author, his work received many awards, including a Bronze Medal for the Smarties Prize of l997 for All Because of Jackson and the Children's Book Award in l995 for Harriet's Hare. In l992, he was voted Children's Author of the Year, and in l995, his top-selling title The Sheep-Pig was developed into a box-office movie, BABE, introducing hundreds of thousands of youngsters to his work.show more

Review quote

"A charming, funny tale" * Daily Mail * "A tale full of mishaps and coincidences which will appeal to a wide range of independent readers. The line drawings extend the humorous text beautifully" * The School Librarian * "It's a gorgeous story and not only has a terrific message, but the message is so coated with delicious sugar that any child would enjoy it. I must say I cried at the end because I was so moved . . . He is a terrific writer and I thought the drawings were absolutely marvellous" -- Jilly Cooper "A hilarious new book for young readers by the ever-popular Dick King-Smith" * Books for Children * "Dick King-Smith creates a complete world of humans and animals, and their complex relationships. There is humour and sadness. There is plenty of action. Jocelyn Wild's scribbly line drawings add to the general feeling of pace within the book. An entrancing and captivating read for younger children. The prolific author has done it again... Written a winner!" * Junior Bookshelf *show more

Back cover copy

'Out of his hairy little mouth came the most awful noise you can possibly imagine...' There are six puppies in the pet shop window; five posh pedigree puppies, and a scruffy little mongrel with a grand ambition - to be a guard dog. The other pups laugh at him. How can such a small, scruffy dog possibly expect to be bought to guard a home? Especially when his bark is the most horrible, earsplitting racket they have ever heard! Will the poor little guard dog be doomed to a lonely life in the Dogs' Home - or worse...?show more

Review Text

"Dick King-Smith creates a complete world of humans and animals, and their complex relationships. There is humour and sadness. There is plenty of action. Jocelyn Wild's scribbly line drawings add to the general feeling of pace within the book. An entrancing and captivating read for younger children. The prolific author has done it again... Written a winner!"show more

Rating details

68 ratings
3.82 out of 5 stars
5 32% (22)
4 25% (17)
3 35% (24)
2 7% (5)
1 0% (0)
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