Review Blog

Jun 07 2016

The dog, Ray by Linda Coggin

cover image

Hot Key Books, 2015. ISBN 9781471403194
(Years: 7-9) Bereavement. Grief. Reincarnation. Friendship. New beginnings. Homelessness. Family separation. Daisy is involved in a car crash with her father and dies as a consequence. When she reaches heaven she takes a wrong turn and is reincarnated as a dog with her old memories.
During her initial few months she copes with confusion and frustration as she tries to make contact with her parents who, obviously, do not recognise her. She meets a homeless boy, Pip, and they become friends and begin on a journey to find Pip's father.
It is a heart-warming story about love, loss, friendships and new beginnings.
The language is easy to read and sensitive in nature.
Wendy Rutten

Archived Blog Entries
Latest News
2019 CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals
2019 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award winners
Vale Judith Kerr
Nebula Awards 2019
2019 Locus Awards Finalists
Branford Boase Award 2019 shortlist
Little Rebels Award 2019 shortlist
2019 Teens' Top Ten shortlist
UKLA 2019 shortlists

ReadPlus Features
Print similar authors bookmark
Read similar authors
How to find lesson plans
Sample theme animation

Promote Reading
Free Rights of the Reader Poster
Value of School Libraries