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The Hospital Dog - Julia Donaldson & Sara Ogilvie

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Code 9781509868315
Dot the hospital dog is everyone's favourite visitor in this story of bravery and friendship from Julia Donaldson and Sara Ogilvie - the creators of the Number 1 bestselling picture book, The Detective Dog.
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About this Book

Author: Julia Donaldson

Date Published: 01-Oct-2020

Here is a dog, a Dalmatian called Dot. Is she quite ordinary? No she's not! Dot loves visiting the children of Wallaby Ward and they're always pleased to see her. From a baby with a sore tummy to a bored teenager, a pat, a stroke and a cuddle with Dot cheers everyone up. But the work of the hospital dog doesn't stop there, and when one of her patients needs help, it's up to Dot to save the day. The latest picture book from multi-best-selling children's author Julia Donaldson.

About the Author

Julia Donaldson is the author of some of the world's best-loved children's books, including modern classics The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo's Child, which together have sold over 17 million copies worldwide, and the hugely successful What the Ladybird Heard adventures. Julia also writes fiction, including the Princess Mirror-Belle books illustrated by Lydia Monks, as well as poems, plays and songs - and her brilliant live shows are always in demand. She was Children's Laureate 2011-13 and has been honoured with a CBE for Services to Literature. Julia and her husband Malcolm divide their time between West Sussex and Edinburgh.

Sara Ogilvie
is an award-winning illustrator and printmaker who won the 2011 Booktrust Best New Illustrator Award. The first picture book that she illustrated, Dogs Don't Do Ballet, was also shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize. In addition to working on her picture books, Sara lectures in Illustration and Graphic Design at Northumbria University and continues to create work that is exhibited worldwide. She is inspired by many things including second-hand bookshops, old wives tales and trying to spell sounds. Sara lives in Newcastle upon Tyne.

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The NHS and dogs; each keeps the nation's heart beating. Trust Julia Donaldson, the
rhymetastic author . . . to put the two together in a story that barks to our age. [P]aired with the supremely talented
Sara Ogilvie . . . whose beautiful, humorous ink drawings match perfectly the bounding words. [T]he rhymes fly, the heart jumps. It's guaranteed to give children and parents the literary equivalent of a giant welcome home
wag.

-- Alex O'Connell, Children's Book of the Week * The Times *
The verse skips along as cheerfully as Dot on her way round Wallaby Ward -- Imogen Carter * Observer *
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