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Today in Reviews: Odd Dog Out by Rob Biddulph

Children's book in review: Odd Dog Out by Rob Biddulph, courtesy of Wunderkind PR.

Image courtesy of Rob Biddulph’s website (http://www.robbiddulph.com).

Odd Dog Out

Words and pictures by Rob Biddulph
Published by HarperCollins (2017)
ISBN-13: 9780062367266
Review copy provided by Wunderkind PR.

For busy dogs
a busy day
of busy work
and busy play
.

But wait. Look closer. Can you see
one dog behaving differently?

In a town where dogs blend in, there is one dog that stands out. “Odd Dog” does things differently. She beats to the sound of a different drum. When she realizes that she does not fit in, she decides to leave her hometown behind. Away she goes until she comes across a place full of a hundred other dogs just like her! Basketball, bike rides, and guitar – her favorite things! But then…

Somebody this
afternoon
is whistling a
different tune.

Of course! He has the classic case of “Odd Dog Out.” “Odd Dog” knows all too well what it feels like to be an outsider, so she offers him sympathy. His response comes out as a surprise to her, and it puts things in perspective. What do you think he told her? I would leave that for you to find out.

Featured on my Instagram. (instagram.com/thebluefaerie)

In Odd Dog Out, Rob Biddulph shares a funny but heartwarming picture book about self-love. The story is told in cheery and amusing verses and the words were complemented by quirky illustrations. My favorite spread is the one where it shows Odd Dog across four panels featuring the different seasons. Odd Dog Out is a great book to teach kids about being proud of who they are. After all, why be ordinary when you can be extraordinary?

Many thanks to Brianna @ Wunderkind PR for reaching out to us and providing a copy of the book!

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