Taking a dog for a walk is both pleasurable, and essential for any dog. In Worzel Goes For a Walk, children learn there are important rules that need to be followed to ensure that walking the dog is a positive experience for everyone.
This beautifully illustrated book is the story of a child and a dog going for a walk, told from the dog's point of view in an easy-reading rhythmical style. As explained by Worzel, an enormous Lurcher with 'issues,' new experiences can be very scary for him, although he really, really does want to go on exciting walks. The original and engaging illustrations will delight children and adults, as well as educate, showing them the secret language of dogs, and will help children learn how to walk dogs in a safe and responsible way: children learn there are important rules that need to be followed to ensure that walking their dog is a positive experience for everyone. The information presented in this book is endorsed by dog trainers, parents and teachers alike, and is an essential addition to every classroom, library and children's bookshelf.
FeaturesAn introduction to responsible dog walking for children
Told from the dog's perspective by Worzel Wooface - the well-known literary lurcher
Lovingly illustrated in watercolours by Chantal Bourgonje
All illustrations checked for correctness by dog expert
Includes notes to help parents, teachers or guardians
A warm and touching story, but instructional at the same time
Implicitly learning whilst enjoying the story, creating deeper understanding
About the author
Catherine Pickles is an author, journalist and blogger who lives in Suffolk with her husband Mike. She has two grown up children who have nearly left home!
As a child, her home was filled with dogs, cats and every stray, broken or rescued animal in the village.
She is an experienced foster-carer of lurchers and other sighthounds. Initially a foster dog, from the second Worzel skidded through the door, Catherine knew that he would be her first "failed foster."
Worzel Wooface was adopted from Hounds First Sighthound Rescue. His mission in life is to eat every shoe his Dad owns. Tolerant of the 5 cats who live with him, his favourite is Gandhi who he considers to be an honorary lurcher.
As well as writing books, Worzel blogs and writes a regular column for his local newspaper. He is a champion for rescue dogs and considers himself a Rescue Ambassador, promoting the joys and challenges of second-hand dogs.
He can usually be found upside down on any bed other than his own, often with one of his Dad's shoes that he's looking after. And licking.
In 2016, Worzel won a Heroes of Dog Fest award and in 2017 he became a World Record holder. Who knows what 2018 will bring
Chantal is a Dutch illustrator and writer of picture books, working from the Wiltshire countryside, where she lives with her partner and two whippets. Chantal’s inspiration comes from nature, the countryside and the living creatures in it. In 2011 she graduated with a 1:1 Honours degree in Illustration. Her graduation project was highly commended in the MacMillan Prize. In 2013 she was highly commended in the AOI Awards. Since graduating Chantal has written and illustrated children's picture book apps, published by Tizio. One was awarded a Kirkus Star for books of remarkable merit. Chantal is represented by Hen & Ink.