Title: Eddie the Dog HolderEddie the Dog Holder
Author: Carolyn Haywood
Pages: 187
Recommended Ages: 8-12
Star Rating: ★★★★★

From the author of Eddie’s Green Thumb comes another book about the same endearing character!

The Story.

School had been closed for a week, and Eddie didn’t know what to do with himself. Usually there was a dog to brush or a stray cat to feed, but today there just wasn’t anything! Eddie wished he could join a circus and become a lion trainer. Instead, he decided to go visit Annie Pat.

Annie Pat, far from being bored, was on the verge of establishing a new business venture – a dog-painting venture. Eddie, eager to get in on the fun (and money) offered to help Annie Pat by holding the dogs while she painted them – for forty-four percent of the profits.

They struck a deal, and for the rest of the summer, Eddie and Annie Pat looked about for dogs to paint. But getting – and keeping – clients wasn’t as easy as they thought it would be. Can Eddie and Annie-Pat make not only art and money, but also a little fun?

Discussion.

I love Carolyn Haywood’s style – it’s fresh and funny. Children and adults have hilarious conversations with each other, and the children always have some project or other that they have to plan for and work on together.

And Eddie referring to Annie Pat as a good egg was just the cat’s pyjamas.

It is said that a puppy “ran around and around and around as through witches were after him.” [pg. 98]

Conclusion. Pretty adorable. Read with Eddie’s Green Thumb.

Review © 2014 Laura Verret

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