Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Miss Moon: Wise Words from a Dog Governess


Miss Moon: Wise Words from a Dog Governess
By Janet Hill
Tundra Books, 2016. Picture book.

Many years ago, Miss Moon was employed as a governess to sixty-seven dogs on an island off the coast of France. She now shares her 20 most important lessons for raising happy, well-mannered dogs – and humans. Her sage bits of advice, such as, “Friends can come in many shapes and sizes,” and, “A good book will chase away the dark,” are each paired with an illustration of Miss Moon and her charges demonstrating the lesson. Many of the illustrations are humorous; all are beautiful. The lush oil paintings are full of whimsical details and sixty-seven distinct dogs in hats, in costumes, and sometimes in trouble. Children and adult dog lovers alike will be charmed.


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