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4.19  ·  Rating Details ·  26 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
A lively and entertaining picture book about a scruffy but lovable pet dog
Our dog is not a clean dog, a shiny or a fluffy dog.
Our dog is a seadog . . .
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published June 1st 2013 by Random House Australia (first published May 1st 2013)
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Sue Warren
Jun 09, 2013 Sue Warren rated it it was amazing

With impeccable timing this delightful picture book arrived in my review parcel just as Small and I were impatiently awaiting the arrival of one small black toy poodle (anything better than being with Gran? Yes, being with Gran AND a lively little pup!). We pounced on it for our bedtime read and watching the joyful expressions on a Small face was proof enough of the rollicking and engaging text and illustrations.
The energy of Seadog was well matched with the energy of the writing and the gorgeou
Beth Copland
Aug 05, 2016 Beth Copland rated it it was amazing
I love this book! Saw it read on Play School here in Australia and just had to buy it for a little boy I know with his very own 'seadog'. The illustrations are perfect, capturing the idiosyncratic natures of our iconic red kelpies and echoing the charming style of vintage picture book classics such as the Harry the Dirty Dog and Clifford stories, as well as the quirky canines in James Thurber's cartoons. The simple yet lyrical language resonates with the author's appreciation of all good things ...more
Jul 02, 2014 Judy rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: wide age range
Fabulous in every way. Claire Saxby's language romps along like a dog jumping waves. Perfect for reading aloud.

Tom Jellett just gets better with every book he does. Colour you could eat. Scribbly, energetic, characterful line. Lively, varying composition on each page. Texture. Lots of white space that isn't white.

It would be a fantastic read-aloud for a fairly wide age range, throughout primary-aged kids. It could also be used as a writing workshop tool for older children.
Alex Fairhill
Jan 04, 2015 Alex Fairhill rated it really liked it
A dog with a big personality! Action-packed at the start, calming at the end (with a twist). My son (6) loved Seadog - we have to get a dog just like him, apparently - and the words are perfect for those just starting to read by themselves. The illustrations work well with Seadog's 'not a shiny and fluffy dog' personality.
Dimity Powell
Apr 18, 2013 Dimity Powell rated it really liked it
Shelves: kids-lit
Pulsing with vibrancy and wet dog smell in the most joyous kind of way. Wondering if Claire has met my dog in a former life...
Casuarina Pearson
Aug 10, 2014 Casuarina Pearson rated it it was amazing
a winning formula that has been used time and time again by many authors. We enjoyed Seadog and it instigated spontaneous storytelling about the characteristics of our own dog. win-win
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Very simple text - suitable for 18monhts+, Not keen on illustrations.
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This book is a cute book about a dog. The rhythm of the book is really good.
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