Many thanks to RaRaResources for the tour invite, and to the author and creative team behind ‘Home Alone Harry’, for the ARC. Baby Garnet is teaming up with TWG today for a review of this wooftastic book!
Harry is a mischievous young dog, adored by his family, Dad and Mum, Maisie (8) and Max (5). When the family leave him on his own he creates chaos. Dad demands, “That bad dog must go!” Alone and sad in bed that evening, Max asks, “Can anyone help?” How will the Thunkies respond to his call?
What do Baby Garnet and TWG think?
If a book has dogs or any form of animal in it, Baby Garnet will love it! ‘Home Alone Harry’ is an easy to follow, educational yet entertaining read which teaches child (and adults), how a dogs personality works when they’re not thinking about their tummies.
A lot of households have a dog, but do owners REALLY know what makes a dog tick when they’re left on their own? We have a dog ourselves and leaving him at home on his own for the very first time was difficult, especially seeing as he paid us back with cheekiness whenever we got home!
I thought that this book was a brilliant way of showing children that having a pet isnt all cuddles and snuggles, it can also be a lot of hard work and sometimes even frustrating. Also, despite the obvious learning curve for both animal and human alike, the delivery of the book was positively enforced and showed that, even if things weren’t going well at first, with the correct ideas and a lot of patience, it wouldn’t take long for happiness to follow all around.
Here is what the Baby Garnet thought:
DOGGIES!!!!! Harry is just like my Barney boy, just a different colour. Barney gets sad too when hes not with us and I miss him. I want Harry to be real so i can give him hugs too! The pictures are awesome and the story was fun.
It’s safe to say that Baby Garnet and I, thoroughly enjoyed spending time with Harry and his family! I also have to agree about the illustrations – they are such fun and really make the story pop.
‘Home Alone Harry’ is an ideal book to read for a bonding time with your child. With easy to follow passages and colourful pictures, this story will entertain both children and adults alike, whilst also highlighting the fact that good things come to those who wait.