Disclosure. This post is a review of a book I was sent for free. All opinions are my own.
I have received a free copy of the book The Dog Ate My Homework and other poems for children by Aaron James for son2 to review.
Here is the book blurb.
The Dog Ate My Homework by Aaron James is a collection of short poems that will capture your imagination. Filled with fun stories that make you think, laugh and tell your friends. Do you remember your first day at school? Or when you tried to convince your teacher you actually done your homework? Or the excitement you felt when you bought your new pair of trainers? In The Dog Ate My Homework you will get a chance to read all these stories and many more!
My favourite poem is My Dog Ate My Homework because it is funny that a doggy actually ate his homework and that the teacher didn’t believe him. This is a good book.
The two sentences above are what son2 has written for his review.
And you may click on the image below to see a fullsize copy of my son’s favourite poem as it appears in the book. Doesn’t the image look great how the dog just chewed up that homework essay? Funny thinking about what the teacher thought of Jimmy’s excuses why he didn’t do his homework. I do love how each poem is like a mini story featuring the question and answer dialogue between the teacher and Jimmy. Do you think he even tried to do his homework?
I loved these poems too but I was expecting there to be a lot more than just five poems in the book. The blurb describes three of them plus “many more”. So only two more poems does feel a bit of a let down compared to expectation. And why are there 7 blank pages at the back of the book. Were these for more poems which didn’t materialise?
The Dog Ate My Homework is available on Amazon, currently priced at £5.99 in paperback and is also available in kindle format. Suitable for a wide age range. A lovely illustrated book to read out loud to your children or for them to read themselves. But a shame that there were only 10 pages.
About the author
Born and raised in Tottenham, North London and today living in Bromley, South London with his wife, Aaron James works as a poet and spoken word artist. The Dog Ate My Homework is his first children’s poetry book.
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