My Dog Bigsy by Alison Lester
Most of the time Bigsy the dog is quiet, but first thing in the morning he runs around the farm and barks at everything. He chases the cockatoos out of the orchard. They squawk and screech as they flee. Then he sends the kangaroos bouncing away from the farm, before greeting the horses, cows, ducks and more. Finally, though, he heads home for breakfast, and – exhausted from all that action – another sleep.
As always with the author Alison Lester, this book is a delightful read with illustrations created using drawing as well as different materials such as canvas. This gives the book a very tactile and 3D quality.
I am not sure what breed of dog Bigsy is. He loves the farm but I don't think he is helping the farmer! There are dogs who work on farms and are essential to the efficient running of the farm. One of these dog breeds is the Kelpie. Click on the picture to watch a short video on the Kelpie dog. If you are thinking of adopting a puppy or a dog, head to the library to borrow our very popular Dog Selector book.