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Ed Fenne is a world traveller who enjoys learning new languages, cultures and exploring. He drew inspiration from his own three dogs when writing Those Amazing Dogs.
on Aug. 07, 2011 :
This book is lovely, nicely written and the different animal characters were delivered well. It has an old fashioned feel about it, but far from that being a negative comment I mean that in a very positive way! I loved it, my neighbour's son (who is 6) had it read to him at bed time and he loved it and you can't ask for much more than that! Well done Edwin.
(reviewed long after purchase)
on May 28, 2011 :
Pros: Fun. Great lessons. Very affordable. Sweet. Promotes working together and respecting nature. Love the illustrations
Cons: Need more pictures! Some words intimidating. Feel bad on how tired those dogs must be.
While my opinion is noteworthy, what is more important is that of my eight year old. She is normally not someone who has the attention span to listen to stories, but she listened intently to this story. I had to keep checking the bed to see if that was her. At one point I thought she was asleep and in her sleepiness she mumbled "Keeep Readingggg..."
Her exact words were "I really like the story. The chimpanzee is my favorite. Molly is my favorite dog. She is the girl dog. And I like the hippo". She is interested enough now to go back and re-read the story herself.
As a dad, I really liked the fact there was a sweet tone, and nice message woven in the story that drew great lessons to the reader. There was a subtle but not preachy message of working together, learning geography, respecting the environment, and being adventurous. We stopped during the reading several times to look up words, locations, and pictures on the iPad to help explain the story. That was a nice bonus.
We quickly downloaded story 2 and are looking forward to more adventures by Max, Oddie, and Molly
(reviewed within a week of purchase)
on May 27, 2011 :
OMG.. THIS IS AWESOME READING , MY GRANDDAUGHTERS 5 AND 12 ARE LOVING THE ADVENTURES.. I WILL RECOMMEND THIS BOOK TO EVERYNE. LOVE IT..
(reviewed the day of purchase)