A heart-warming new book from the author of Matty Forever.
Eric was given a dog for this eighth birthday – that was nearly a year ago. The dog, named Ugly (because he is just that), settles into Eric’s family but is not attached to Eric in any way. In fact, Ugly prefers everyone else in the family!
Eric has several crazy ideas to make Ugly love him, but Ugly is not swayed. Eric slowly comes to realise that in order to win over Ugly, he has to put in time, effort and most importantly, show him love and affection.
A life lesson wrapped up in a beautifully told story that will resonate with kids and parents – and pet lovers.
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A year after Eric got a dog for his eighth birthday, Ugly (the dog) is causing too much trouble and doesn't connect with Eric at all.
Eric tries to make this change but the job seems to big. When he is finally given help to learn how to train Ugly, things slowly get better.
But Ugly is big and boisterous and Mum doesn't have time to constantly look after him, so Eric receives an ultimatum—train Ugly to behave or they will have to find him a new home.
Is there time to achieve this? Does Eric have the devotion to make it happen?
A well constructed story that will educate many would-be pet owners, but also a fun and uplifting read for those 8 and older.
Reviewed by Rob
Teacher notes are available at www.uqp.uq.edu.au