12-year-old Daisy has just died in a car crash. But in a twist of fate, and through a heavenly bureaucratic mistake Daisy ends up, not where she is supposed to be - but in the body of a dog. Daisy may now be inhabiting a dog's body, but inside she is still very much Daisy, and is as bouncy, loyal, positive, energetic as she ever was. Daisy's only thought is to somehow be reunited with her parents, who she knows will be missing her. And this is how she meets Pip, a boy who is homeless and on his own journey, and a lasting, tender and very moving friendship between boy and dog/girl is formed
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The Dog, Ray, being a children's book, is very easy to read. The story flows well, and it has a surprisingly fast pace for a children's book. It has enough drama to get your heart racing, but nothing that would greatly distress a young reader. The story is touching, and you'll find yourself rooting for both pip and Daisy to get their happy ending.
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'WHEN MY DEATH CAME IT WAS SWIFT. SWIFT AS A RACING HORSE'
Daisy has just been involved in a car crash and is now in some kind of heavenly waiting room. But even heaven makes mistakes sometimes, and Daisy accidentally gets a new life- as a dog!
Daisy as a dog is just like she was as a girl: bouncy, loyal, positive, energetic... and she is determined to find her way back home. If she can only get the hang of this 'being a dog' thing...
A gloriously warm and moving story about love, grief, family and friendship.