Our Dog Benji - by Pete Carter


I want to take one day a week to focus on a book that I've read. I get sent books through the mail and while it's been helping with my vocabulary and library, I want to also share them with you. After all why should I keep them all to myself? Today's book that I want to share is:

Our Dog Benji - Written by Pete Carter & Illustrated by James Henderson



Through a warm, funny story about a child, his family and their much-loved pet dog, Our Dog Benji encourages picky eaters to try new foods.

We all know that dogs will eat anything, but kids' tastes generally aren't so wide ranging. While ice-cream and pizza might be devoured in the blink of an eye, the dreaded 'green stuff' is often pushed to the side. In delightful duotone illustrations and engaging text, we see how Benji's willingness to eat anything, -- from daffodils to brussels sprouts, ice cream to avocados, sandwiches to bones -- generally inspires his child owner to be a little more adventurous.


About the Author
Pete Carter is a writer and photographer, and the author of two previous books of poetry. He lives with his wife and two dogs in Wellington, New Zealand. One of his dogs is the use for Our Dog Benji; the other hopes to star in Pete's next book.

About the Illustrator
James Henderson was never far from a pencil or pen as a child, and at school was infamous for his caricatures of teachers. After studying illustration and design at Massey University, James now works as a freelance illustrator for corporate clients. James is Pete Carter's nephew, making his first picture book a family affair.


Our Dog Benji will be available for purchase on March 7th, but is currently available for pre-order.

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