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From The Manitoba Library Association:
CM . . . . Volume XV Number 7 . . . . November 21, 2008

A Royal Little Pest

Anita Reynolds MacArthur. Illustrated by Karen Roy.
Pickering, ON: Pollywog Bog Books (Distributed by Fitzhenry & Whiteside), 2008.
32 pp., hardcover, $17.95.
ISBN 978-0-9810575-0-7.

Preschool-grade 1 / Ages 3-6.
Review by Reesa Cohen.

Young readers will enjoy how the designers of this book have capitalized several words throughout the story for emphasis, even incorporating several phrases of the text into the bizarre and very colourful illustrations. Digitally created via Adobe illustrator, these pictures take centre stage in this story. They are comical and vibrant, featuring the peculiar royal dog, Goober, in an assortment of hilarious poses.


Reesa Cohen is a retired instructor of Children's Literature and Information Literacy at the Faculty of Education, University of Manitoba.

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