This book just ate my dog! by Richard Byrne (OUP Children’s Books)

10924709_10152961177965446_5073803846357802970_nSimply hilarious and incredibly engaging. Hats off to Richard Byrne for this laugh-out-loud story and one which had us in stitches.

Why has no-one thought of this before? The centre of a spread is of course, the perfect and perilous way to disappear into any book and this is exactly what happens to Bella’s dog as she takes him for a stroll across the page.

Bella declares that “This book just ate my dog!” and up pops  an unsuspecting Ben, who is dealt the same terrible fate as he disappears into the middle of the pages without trace.


Other potential helpers come to Bella’s aid, but they too are gobbled up by this incredibly naughty book.

There’s only one thing for it…


Audience participation at its finest. Come on you readers, give this book a shake and release these poor unsuspecting characters from the grasps of this book.

At this juncture, we must add that plenty of vigorous shaking did commence, but no books were harmed in the retrieval of these characters.

Using the physical book in this way is pure genius and adds yet another new, dimension for the reader.

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