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Miss Moon: Wise Words from a Dog Governess

Janet Hill


ISBN: 9781101917930
Miss Moon: Wise Words from a Dog Governess
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Publisher Description

Miss Wilhelmina Moon is a dog governess. At her first placement, on a small island off the coast of France, her new charges - 67 dogs of all shapes, sizes and colours - run wild. Armed with patience and a passion for teaching, as well as her companions, Mitford the monkey and Petunia the French bulldog, Miss Moon soon imparts 20 important lessons to her furry brood. Some are practical, some are playful, one or two are a little unusual, but all are necessary for the raising of happy, healthy and well-mannered dogs (and humans).

Author Biography

Hill is assistant professor in the Department of English, Saint Mary's University.

Review

PRAISE FOR Miss Moon: Wise Words from a Dog Governess "Enchanting for dog lovers." --Kirkus Reviews

"This light-hearted book is absolutely delightful and ideal for spurring conversations with young children about little lessons in life as well as the enjoyment that comes with balance." --CM Magazine

"The prim and proper Miss Moon has learned valuable lessons over the course of her employment, which are here shared alongside ornate oil paintings with a luxuriousness usually reserved for, well, cat people." --National Post

"[T]here is playfulness, joy, and energy in the paintings that maket his pseudo-how-to book extremely accessible. This one of those 'pore-over' books; children will just stare and stare at all the luscious detail." --Quill and Quire

"This deserves a spot on your child's bookshelf for the gorgeous illustrations alone." --Dogster.com

"Young dog lovers will delight to the unforgettable artwork, which blends the light fantastic with wholesome advice such as 'A good book will chase away the dark.' Highly recommended." --Midwest Book Review

Review Quote

"Twenty succinct bits of advice for living are accompanied by whimsical oil paintings of an English governess and her canine charges .... A wide variety of dog breeds are accurately portrayed in a post-impressionist style--except for the anthropomorphic details that cannot help but charm viewers .... every picture is indeed worth a thousand words. Enchanting for dog lovers." - Kirkus Review "This light-hearted book is absolutely delightful and ideal for spurring conversations with young children about little lessons in life as well as the enjoyment that comes with balance." - CM Magazine "The prim and proper Miss Moon has learned valuable lessons over the course of her employment, which are here shared alongside ornate oil paintings with a luxuriousness usually reserved for, well, cat people. The lessons themselves are a generic guide in etiquette and whimsy .... each page seemingly in competition with the previous one to outdo it in adorableness."

Promotional "Headline"

A whimsical, tongue-in-cheek book of wisdom for pooches (and people), from Miss Wilhelmina Moon, dog governess.

Product Details

Author
Janet Hill
Pages
48
Language
English
ISBN-10
1101917938
ISBN-13
9781101917930
Media
Book
Format
Hardcover
Year
2016
Subtitle
Wise Words from a Dog Governess
Country of Publication
Canada
Short Title
MISS MOON WISE WORDS FROM A DO
Publisher
Tundra Books (NY)
Illustrations
Yes
Audience Age
4-8
Publication Date
2016-01-21
Audience
Children/Juvenile