I am absolutely certain that our dog and beloved travel companion Bobby would be firm friends with the fun-loving and cheeky main character in this beautiful book out to make a difference.
Pointy Pembleton follows the tale of a gorgeous and gregarious greyhound on a visit to the dog park – and teaches its readers all about acceptance and diversity.
We are a dog loving family and have met so many pets on the road on our journey so far – the boys really enjoy reading stories they can relate to and our adventures with Bobby can be easily related back to Pointy’s escapades.
Pointy was inspired by real life rescue greyhound Zacarella Pembleton – who influenced his owner Natalie and friend to write and beautifully illustrate the book – and then use the sales to really make a difference in the lives of other greyhounds. Sadly Zac passed away in late 2016 but his legacy has been to leave behind a wonderful story of mateship that will help change the lives of other rescue dogs.
Greyhounds have a particularly hard time – due to the racing industry if they are not fast enough or have passed their peak they are often abandoned or even killed. Many end up in pounds and foster homes, and with greyhounds making wonderful companions and beautiful pets it is such a shameful waste.
Pointy aims to make a difference and is coming to the rescue! With money from each book sold being donated to help rehome and rehabilitate rescue dogs – it’s not just a feel good story to take home – it’s one that is making a real impact of the lives of these lovable fur-friends.
I’m a huge fan of rhyming books so this one is a winner to read aloud, the illustrations are bright and beautiful so while Mr 3 is engaging with the words and ideas of the story, baby brother is enjoying and following along through the pictures.
To read more about the book, to order you own copy or to follow Pointy’s adventures in the future head over to their website.
This fun and gorgeous book would make a great gift for any dog loving family – it’s also a fabulous book for playgroups, schools and day care centres as the lesson taught through Pointy’s adventures is a strong one about diversity and acceptance – an important thing for kids to learn and us grown ups to be reminded about!
You can find some more of our favourite books for travelling Australia with kids in this post.
Do you travel with your pet or have a rescue dog too? We’d love to meet your fur babies as well – let us know in the comments who your four legged mate is!