Starring an enthusiastic pooch whose joy, optimism and love know no bounds, this lively picture book is based on Emma Chichester Clark’s own dog, and joyfully celebrates unconditional love.
Plum has lots of favorite things—catching sticks, her bear, her bed—but really, LOVE is her absolute favorite thing. She loves her family and all the things they do together. Sometimes, however, Plum’s exuberance causes trouble, and she just can’t help being naughty. But fortunately, love is such a great thing that even when she makes mistakes, Plum’s family still adores her.
Clark's rambunctious dog, Plum, whose exploits have been chronicled on the author's blog as well as in a recent adult title, Plumdog, makes her picture book debut. Working in watercolor and pencil, Clark exuberantly captures Plum's zest for life, whether it's playing with the kids next door or causing trouble (like diving into the pond at the park) that tests his family's patience. But unconditional love is unconditional love, and even at the height of Plum's post-mischief worry "Would they ever love me again?" she wonders, stuck in time-out the answer to that question is never in doubt. Ages 3 5.