Fetch by Jane Cabrera

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Fetch by Jane Cabrera

Category: For Sharing
Rating: 4.5/5
Reviewer: Ruth Ng
Reviewed by Ruth Ng
Summary: A sweet little story with adorable illustrations. Lovely to share with 3 to 6 year olds.
Buy? Yes Borrow? Yes
Pages: 32 Date: April 2012
Publisher: Orchard
External links: Author's website
ISBN: 978-1408313879

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Fetch is a little black dog who one day turns up in the village and proves to be very useful to everyone. He fetches things at home for Rosa, he fetches newspapers at the newsstand and parcels at the post office. He's helpful wherever he goes. But one day, Fetch has disappeared...what could he have gone to 'fetch' this time..?

This is a sweet little story, certain to appeal to any dog lovers out there. Fetch arrives at the start on a cold, wet night and he is lost and alone. When Rosa takes him into her house and showers him in love he returns her kindness by fetching things for her and her family, thereby gaining his name and a variety of jobs around the town! Through the story we see him fetching lots of different things, including gifts for his little doggy friend Lou-Lou who lives up on the hill...it turns out, in the end, that when Fetch disappears then he's gone to fetch some rather cute little puppies. I'll leave it to you to guess where from!

The illustrations are lovely throughout the story, especially Fetch himself. He has such a cheerful little expression, and I rather liked all the various characters we see around the town too. The colours are lovely and bright and the pictures are big and bold, so attractive for both little ones and their parents too!

The story itself is very simple, but appealing, and it's well told. It's easy to read aloud and doesn't have anything distracting within the text. My own beloved childhood doggy companion was a terrible fetcher - he often forgot what it was you'd just thrown for him, and get distracted by a smell or a leaf or the noise of a car - so I did feel a little bit jealous seeing this little doggy being so very helpful! It's nice to see kindness being repaid with kindness in a story, and I felt it stood up to the challenge of being read repeatedly quite well.

This is a sweet book to share with younger toddlers but still held the attention of my terribly grown-up five year old who has asked for it several times over since it arrived!

You might also enjoy Some Dogs Do by Jez Alborough which is one of my favourite picture book stories! Also for dog lovers there's Hairy Maclary by Lynley Dodd

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