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Miss Moon: Wise Words from a Dog Governess

Janet Hill



Children's & Educational;
Animal stories (Children's&YA)


48 pages

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ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- This adorable picture book shares the wisdom that Miss Wilhelmina Moon has learnt in her career as a dog governess. Her first position was on an island off the French coast where she cared for 67 dogs of all shapes and personalities, and the twenty most important lessons she learnt and taught are shared with the reader. From Lesson One ("Friends can come in many shapes and sizes") to Lesson Twenty ("Celebrate your accomplishments with family and friends") Miss Moon (a calm woman who wears her red hair in a victory roll, and is dressed in a denure black dress) guides her charges with firmness, affection and whimsy. Gorgeously expressive illustrations and the gentle pieces of advice will appeal to young and old alike! Lindy


Miss Wilhelmina Moon is a dog governess. At her first placement, on a small island off the coast of France, her new charges - 67 dogs of all shapes, sizes and colours - run wild. Armed with patience and a passion for teaching, as well as her companions, Mitford the monkey and Petunia the French bulldog, Miss Moon soon imparts 20 important lessons to her furry brood. Some are practical, some are playful, one or two are a little unusual, but all are necessary for the raising of happy, healthy and well-mannered dogs (and humans).

By:   Janet Hill
Country of Publication:   Canada
Dimensions:   Height: 254mm,  Width: 203mm,  Spine: 13mm
Weight:   469g
ISBN:   9781101917930
ISBN 10:   1101917938
Pages:   48
Publication Date:   February 2016
Recommended Age:   From 4 to 8 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Janet Hill's work is both elegant, yet whimsical, often with an underlying narrative that instantly captures the imagination. Her painting style evokes a sense of nostalgia, mystery, humor and comfort. Her work is displayed in private collections throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Some of Janet's corporate clients include Tiffany & Co., Hallmark UK and Harper Collins. Her work has also been featured in Uppercase Magazine, Matchbook Magazine, Design Sponge, This Is Glamorous, The Neo-Traditionalist and Oh Joy! Janet lives in Stratford, Ontario, where she paints in a small in-house studio and lives with her husband, John, an independent bookseller, and their cat and dog. The author lives in Stratford, Ontario.

PRAISE FOR Miss Moon: Wise Words from a Dog Governess Enchanting for dog lovers. --Kirkus Reviews This light-hearted book is absolutely delightful and ideal for spurring conversations with young children about little lessons in life as well as the enjoyment that comes with balance. --CM Magazine The prim and proper Miss Moon has learned valuable lessons over the course of her employment, which are here shared alongside ornate oil paintings with a luxuriousness usually reserved for, well, cat people. --National Post [T]here is playfulness, joy, and energy in the paintings that maket his pseudo-how-to book extremely accessible. This one of those 'pore-over' books; children will just stare and stare at all the luscious detail. --Quill and Quire This deserves a spot on your child's bookshelf for the gorgeous illustrations alone. Young dog lovers will delight to the unforgettable artwork, which blends the light fantastic with wholesome advice such as 'A good book will chase away the dark.' Highly recommended. --Midwest Book Review

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