Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Laika the Astronaut by Owen Davey

My review

Laika the Astronaut is a very special book that is both unique and brilliant!

Poor little Laika is a stray dog running round the busy streets of Moscow! She yearns for a family and a home to call her own. One day she is chosen for a very special job - she is trained as the very first space dog!

This super brave dog's journey paved the way for us to follow in her footsteps. It is a beautiful journey that is very moving and heartfelt.

The illustrations are brilliantly quirky and most definitely stand out from the crowd! We adored watching little Laiks's mission unfold on each bold page.

This is actually a true story and while no one knows what became of Laika, this tale ends in a wonderfully hopeful way that had us smiling from ear to ear!

This is a gorgeous picture book that every child needs to have on their shelves!

A BIG 5 Stars!

*Special thanks to Templar for the review copy*

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  1. I've seen some of the illustrations already and it's brilliant!