Sad, the dog – a video book review

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The Little Bookroom in Carlton is one of those wonderful places that I could stay in all day. It’s cosy and inviting, and filled with children’s books. In the last school holidays, I took Mr 6 there for a story and drawing session with Tull Suwannakit. Tull is the illustrator of Sad, the Dog, written by Sandy Fussell.

Tull read us Sad’s story, and then taught us all – kids and adults – how to draw dogs. So much fun! Some of my dogs looked a little wonky but Mr 6 was very proud of his efforts.

Sad the dog is the story of a neglected dog, who eventually is given a new name because – you guessed it – he is not so sad at the end of the book.

I can’t imagine a small kid who wouldn’t like this story – a gorgeous dog, a lovely and satisfying story, beautiful watercolour illustrations.

Some students from RMIT filmed a short video about Tull. Thank you to Binny Park from RMIT for allowing me to share it. For those of you who know our family, you can find a tiny glimpse of Mr 6 and me in the film. Tull’s words about art offering the ‘freedom to express, to explore’ resonated strongly with me.

 

You can read a fabulous interview with Sandy Fussell on Nicole Melanson’s blog, Word Mothers.

6 comments

  1. Karen,

    What a talent to have and share – your friend Tull and/or Mr 6 are welcome to sketch any of the many furry friends I have enjoyed over the years – lots of photos and slides to inspire.

  2. Thank you for a wonderful review Karen.
    It’s nice to know that both you and Mr. 6 had a wonderful time at The Little Bookroom.
    Best,
    Tull

    1. Thank you, Tull, we really enjoyed your drawing session and love reading your book at home. Looking forward to your next book!

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