Barry Jonsberg's The Dog who Dumped on My Doona tells the tale of exactly that: a bad dog taking a dump on the blanket of an 11-year-old boy. So starts the children's story that only gets more hilarious and outlandish, as a cast of animal and human characters work together to save a lizard named God from the local pet store. Stig Wemyss' blithe and funny performance of this audiobook saves the day, and he will have listeners young and old laughing and waiting for more of this warmhearted story.
What's an 11-year-old boy to do when an ugly dog called Blacky appears on his bed and tells him he has been given the mission to rescue God? This is a "fast and funny book" from CBCA-shortlisted author Barry Jonsberg. Listen up for the sequel, A Croc Called Capone, to be simultaneously released in audio with the print edition.
When Marcus is woken by a dog doing a poo on his bed, he is understandably upset. And Blacky (the dog) has other surprises in store. Soon Marcus and his disruptive friend Dylan are on a mission to rescue God - a sick, pygmy bearded dragon from the local pet shop. But time is running out. And then there is Rose who thrives on terrorising her little brother. She is The Sister from Hell, but revenge will be sweet. Or so Marcus thinks.
©2009 Barry Jonsberg; (P)2009 Bolinda Publishing
very good for whole family
the humorous, dry wit of the dog was great
Stig Wemyss brings the book alive and the characterisations are convincing
very enjoyable allround
this is such a funny book
A lovely story with many key messages for children and adults alike. As an Australian I enjoyed the language however I think it would be hard for non Australian to understand the lingo.
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