The Guard Dog

Author(s): Dick King-Smith

3-5 yrs Picture Books (Paperback)

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...?


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A hilarious book about a delightful puppy from the ever-popular Dick King-Smith

"* 'Captivating... clever and economical story in which Dick King-Smith makes the most of his rare ability to inject his heroes with human strengths and weaknesses, whilst retaining their animal characteristics to the full' Books for Your 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 prolifl author has done it again... written a winner!' The Junior Bookshelf * 'A tale full of mishaps and coincidences... will appeal to a wide range of independent readers. The line drawings extend the humorous text beautifully' School Librarian * 'A hilarious new book for young readers by the ever-popular Dick King-Smith' Books for Your Children magazine"

DICK KING-SMITH was a Gloucestershire farmer until the age of 45, when he gave up farming to become a primary school teacher. Now a bestselling full-time author, his work has 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 also voted Children's Author of the Year. 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.

General Fields

  • : 9780552554336
  • : Random House Children's Books
  • : Young Corgi
  • : 0.078
  • : February 2006
  • : 184mm X 152mm X 6mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Dick King-Smith
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : 823.914
  • : 64
  • : Black and white