Early one morning, Bailey, a golden retriever, is woken up by his friend Sable, a pit bull and dragged into the outside world. Once outside he realises what a beautiful Spring day it is and is happy to join Sable on her special adventure. As they head towards Blue Pool, which is rumoured to be bottomless, they meet up with two other dogs, Logan, a labrador and Chewy, a German Shepherd, who the others are a little wary of to start with.
At the pool they swim and sunbathe and Sable gets dangerously distracted by a dragonfly. Can Chewy save the day?
The story is beautifully illustrated, with the dogs having real personality!
This is a lovely picture book for young dog lovers and is sure to encourage readers to go on their own outdoor adventures. As Bailey muses:
Every day holds something magical.....but the only way to experience the magic is to get up.... and face the day!
Golden Boy Bailey is a delightful book for readers just starting out on more complex structures.
It is a story of a group of dogs, who are all best friends, and their journey to the beautiful, blue pond.
They have to convince the big German shepherd to let them cross the bridge, but when they promise to take him with them, he readily agrees.
When one of the dogs falls in and can’t swim, it looks like a tragedy might happen.
While not wanting to give too much away, all ends well for the four friends.
The plot will be great for young readers. It is easy to follow and not overly complicated.
The author has chosen to present the text in an interesting manner. She has used colors and different fonts to accent the names of the dogs, and other significant parts.
This will help children remember the character’s names easier and make reading the story more fun.
The illustrations are certainly bright and engaging.
They capture the dog’s behaviour very realistically.
I’m sure many a young reader will identify with the characters and see some of the traits in their own dogs.
This is a good book to have on your child’s bookshelf.
It brings to life the story of four real dogs, you’ll meet them at the back of the book, and tells its story well.
What readers are saying…
“I loved this book. The story is really fun, and the illustrations are simply wonderful.” – 5-star Amazon review
“It’s colorful and fun, brilliant and playful about a dog’s friendship.[…] I would recommend this book to any parent and look forward to seeing more in the future from Erin Frew.” – 5-star Amazon review
” I would recommend this book for your kids. It’s such a fun story that you can read to them night after night.” – 5-star Amazon review
“I wanted to find a book I could read to my grandchildren. Since receiving this book they have asked me to read it to them every night.[…] The story has a great message about friendship and making everyday count. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who has young children. “ – 5-star Amazon review