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Duggie the Buggy by Sam Wallace, illus. Shaun Yeo. Pub Scholastic 2012.

January 25, 2021 Comments off

This new picture book has a cover that says to the boys “pick me up and read me”. On the cover is a dune buggy that looks like it has had it’s day.

This is Duggie he runs on petrol and oil and can’t compete with the new mean battery run machine of Tessa the Turbo. Tessa nudges him out of the way in dune racing. Is this the end for Duggie?

Then Duggie meets an old friend with plenty of ideas called Ronnie the Rocket who teaches Duggie to aim for the stars. See how he gets on.

Clever rhyming text with detailed colourful illustrations enhance the text quite well. Much to look at and great to read-a -loud. Primary, pr school and even intermediate in appeal. Duggie is a cute sand dune.

Good themes of old technology verses new and the power of positive thinking.

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