It’s always so nice to have encouraging words from another writer. Writers know how much blood, sweat, tears and terrible self-doubt go into producing every page!
Here’s a lovely little book for animal-loving children, by exciting upcoming France-resident author Susan Russell. It’s the second offering by her in the genre and very different from her first excursion into it.
Smelly Ellie for bedtime reading really hits the spot – if my my son or daughter (or grandchildren) were still tinies, they’d absolutely love it. Well, with an astutely-chosen puppy as subject matter, satisfaction is definitely guaranteed! But it isn’t just that; this really is a sweet, funny and entertaining little story with just the right degree of sentiment and a judicious amount of drama.
It’s inspired by Susan and her husband’s work in an animal refuge and the titular Ellie is inspired by their own pooch of the same name.
There’s the classic storytelling device of a jeopardy episode towards the end but never fear; the clever final twist (which I didn’t see coming) and resolution…
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