Book Review: Shaggy Dog and the Terrible Itch

Today I’m going to share the book review for a book titled, ‘Shaggy Dog and the Terrible Itch’ written and illustrated by David Bedford and Gwyneth Williamson. 

The book comes from the stable of LITTLE TIGER PRESS Publishers. I must say all the books we’ve read from the Little Tiger Press have been impressive, rib-tickling, and full of fun for kids.


This is the story about Shaggy Dog who asks everyone he meets for help. His problem? He’s got an itchy back!!! His mission is to get rid of the itch, but the only way out is he would need to help others first. He ends up meeting someone on a farm, in a café, and a parlor and all the activities he would need to perform to get rid of this terrible itch. In the end, Shaggy Dog is finally able to get rid of the itch and the book perfectly captures all the troubles, all the low points he goes through!


It is a beautifully illustrated story with a very catchy front cover. It is a great book to be read aloud to 2 to 3-year-old kids. This book attempts to build an understanding in kids about the sense of touch; when something can cause discomfort. It does try to reflect that you need to help others before seeking help. Well, without getting too critical about this, the simple message is we all are here to help each other!


The book comes along with a CD with two tracks. One track narrates the complete story with original music and sound effects, the other includes page turns for young learners to read along. 

In the end, I would say it is a great bedtime read for all kids in the age group of 2-6 years.

Happy reading!!!

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