Wild Dog Books, 2022
32pp., hbk., RRP $A19.99
This book is subtitled “From Lost Dog’s Home to Surfing Champ” and that is exactly the story it tells. Spike was at the Lost Dogs’ Home, waiting in vain for someone to love him enough to take him home – and along came Rob!
But Rob loved to surf and the ocean terrified Spike but with friendship and patience, amazing things began to happen culminating in a spectacular ride at the championships in Noosa!
Told by Spike and illustrated with real photos, this is a heart-warming story of how hope and devotion can blossom when the chemistry is right. And the author is putting his money where his mouth is by donating 50% of the royalties to the Lost Dogs’ Home so they can continue helping other surrendered dogs whose numbers have increased by 70% in the last 12 months.
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