Review: Plumdog by Emma Chichester Clark
Published August 25th 2015 by Potter Style (first published October 2nd 2014).
The irresistible illustrated diary of one very special London dog–the perfect gift book for dog lovers of all stripes (and spots!)
Hello. My name is Plum and I’m a whoosell–a whippet mixed with Jack Russell and poodle. I especially like swimming, leaping, and croissants, and my favorite fragrance is fox poop. I live with Emma, an illustrator, and Rupert in London. Over the last year, I’ve been keeping a diary. Emma helped with the pictures, but the words are all mine. Since 2012 Emma Chichester Clark has been delighting followers with her blog Plumdog, which records the adventures, discoveries, wry observations, and social engagements of her dog, Plum. Now Plum’s best pages are collected in this beautiful little storybook volume, which will delight anyone who has ever loved a dog. (Goodreads)
The best bits about Plumdog were the illustrations by far. I also really appreciated the entire book design down to the font choices. The only true downside is the overall story lacks any real substance. If you take this story as advertised – a diary from the perspective of Plum, a dog living in London, and don’t expect normal story elements you’ll be quite pleased. I sure was. Plum leads a pretty exciting life and goes on lots of adventures, and has lots of friends. Plumdog would make a great Christmas gift for the dog lover in your life. Also make sure to check out the highly popular blog PLUMDOG BLOG.
This book was provided by Blogging for Books in exchange for review.