World Book Day Top Five: 4

So, to mark World Book Day, I’m sharing five of the books I most wish I’d written.

We’re on to number four:

4: Dogs Don’t Do Ballet by Anna Kemp and Sara Ogilvie

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Why do I wish I’d written (and illustrated) it? 

I love this book. It’s funny and charming and beautifully written. But the thing I like most about it is the characterisation of Biff, the (male) dog who dreams of being a ballerina and pines away when he’s not allowed to dance. His character is beautifully written by Anna Kemp, but it is brought to life by Sara Ogilvie’s wonderful illustrations. This book makes me smile! I would like to write a character as convincing and loveable as Biff.

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