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Book review: Dodger Dog Meets Shea

Written by Karen Gee, illustrations by Kim Wymer
Available from Amazon
Ages: 0-10

Reviewed by Rebecca, mum to Bethan (5) and Noah (2), who both have mild to moderate hearing loss and glue ear.

Bethan and Noah

“This book is about a dog called Dodger who dreams of having a brother or sister to play with. He then goes to visit a dog at a rescue centre who eventually goes home with them. The new dog, Holly, is deaf and at first Dodger thinks she is ignoring him until he understands how to communicate well with her, and then they both have lots of fun together.

My five-year-old enjoyed this book. She said it was funny and she liked the dogs. My-two-year old was less interested, but he prefers old favourites to new books at the moment. It’s quite long and takes a while to get going but the excitement at the end is really sweet.

It would be a nice book if you were about to get a rescue dog or other animal, or maybe to help the sibling/friend of a child with hearing problems to understand how to communicate better with them. I would consider getting other books in the series.”