Sasha is a lucky little pup! He takes a long walk each morning, he gets a healthy treat when he comes back and Big Boss Bob, his loving owner, plays ball with him.
Sasha also keeps a personal diary which was a secret until now!
But Sasha’s life is not perfect! In this diary entry, Sasha reveals just how much he dislikes his red leash! Big Bob insists, however, that the leash is needed to keep everybody safe.
Will Bob and Sasha find a good solution to Sasha’s troubled relationship with his leash?
Sasha and the Red Leash is a great children’s picture book that helps to teach younger readers how to take care of their pets. Lapid’s story is simple but sweet, and the rhyming scheme is highly effective. Not only does the rhymes make it more entertaining for small children, but it also injects some humour into the narrative. There are some interactive elements in the story as well, which really help to engage children and let them be a part of the plot. Overall, the structure and writing style used clearly articulates the book’s main theme, as well as helping to make the storyline fun.
Sasha is also such a lovable character it is hard not to get drawn into the story. He is an adventurous, curious dog and younger readers will definitely enjoy reading about his escapades. This is the first book in a series, so it will be interesting to see the adventures Sasha goes on in later stories. Sasha’s relationship with his owner, Big Boss Bob is also endearing to read about, and hopefully explored more in the future books.
Yet, the main highlight was the illustrations by Joanna Pasek. They are stunning, some of the best picture book images in recent years. Pasek has created these beautiful watercolour paintings, filled with tiny details that truly make the story come to life. Her illustrations really complement Lapid’s writing, making the book come together as a whole.
Sasha and the Red Leash is an excellent picture book for children. It has a great theme and storyline, as well as brilliant writing and gorgeous illustrations. This is a wonderful book to teach children how to look after a dog and the responsibilities that come with having a pet, and a must read for animal lovers everywhere.
Lou has been blogging on Random Book Reviews Web for nearly 3 years, reviewing a mixture of books from historical fiction to romance to non-fiction. When not reading she can be found at her local cinema, theatre or in her kitchen attempting to bake.