Saturday, September 5, 2015

Book Review: Plumdog by Emma Chichester Clark

Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book. As always, all opinions are my own.

Our dog Gizmo is a very important part of our family: he protects us from squirrels, doesn't tolerate screaming or yelling, and is always there to greet us with a smile and a tail wag when we get home from a busy day of school.

Here's a book that will charm anyone who has ever owned a beloved dog:

Plumdog by Emma Chichester Clark

"Hello. My name is Plum and I'm a whoosell – that's whippet mixed with Jack Russell and poodle. I especially like swimming, leaping, catching, and croissants, and my favourite fragrance is fox poo. I live with Emma, an illustrator, and Rupert. My sister, Liffey, lives nearby.

Over the last year I've been keeping a diary. Emma has helped with the pictures, but the words are all mine."

Emma Chichester Clark is one of Britain's best-loved authors and illustrators. Her adorable blog, Plumdog, is a wonderful pick-me-up in an internet filled with bad news, celebrity gossip and general junk. It records the day to day life of Plum, her dog, in Plum's own words and Emma's drawings. It's a celebration of life's joys and living in the moment. Dogs are so wonderful at appreciating the small things in life - a piece of bacon that falls on the floor, a nice walk outdoors, a nice cuddle. This books is a great reminder that life is best taken day by day, in gratitude, just as our loving pooches model. It makes a great gift for the dog lover in your life, too.

Check out Plumdog by Emma Chichester Clark, now available at your local independent bookstore or online. 


  1. I am a dog lover so this book was wonderful to me and I would recommend it to anyone or their children who loves dogs as well.

  2. This is a must-have book for every dog lover out there. Somehow, Emma perfectly captures the effervescent attitude of a dog, and every page is a delightful, hilarious, entertaining surprise. The artwork is gorgeous, the writing is clever and witty, and I think readers of all ages will love this book.