Peg the Little Sheepdog

Sandra Klaassen fans will be delighted with this new picture story from the author of Uan the Little Lamb.

Peg the little sheepdog is too shy to be a good farm dog. All Peg’s brothers and sisters find new homes but Peg is left behind. Even her mother leaves her as she is working on the croft all day.

At this point the book ‘we’ appear, we being a family who move into the area and fall in love with Peg. Despite loving her, they discover that as well as being too timid to work, she hasn’t learnt how to behave in a house, or how to be obedient when they are out for walks. She eats the family’s food, sleeps on the sofa and is scared of being left alone at night.

The family have to train her by gradually introducing her to other animals, by rewarding her when she is obedient and giving her lots of love and attention to make her feel safer and stronger.

This is another charming Scottish themed picture book from Floris, written by a Dutch lady who has taken the Hebrides to her heart and writes and draws with lovely detail about learning how to grow up in the beauty of the Scottish Hebrides.

 

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Suse Coon

Suse Coon started life training to be an architect but ended up as a fashion buyer then civil servant. After some time out to bring up her family of three, she returned to what had been a hobby and entered the field of freelance journalism. After becoming regional correspondent, then editor of the orienteering magazine CompassSport, she formed Pages Editorial & Publishing Services. In this guise, West Lothian Life was launched, while Suse maintained a level of freelancing and wrote the award winning children's novel Richard's Castle. In 1999, Suse bought over CompassSport and found her time taken up pretty well exclusively with the two magazines. In 2004, West Lothian Life was expanded to form Lothian Life, however, the workload was too great. In 2006, CompassSport was sold and Suse concentrated on the web version of Lothian Life. Her hobbies include gardening, orienteering, sea kayaking and Tai Chi.

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