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Nov 22 2018

The tales of Mr Walker by Jess Black

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Penguin Books Australia, 2018. ISBN 9780143793076
(Age: 7+) Recommended. Subtitled A hotel dog with a nose for adventure. On a brilliant Autumn's day, Mr Walker arrives at the grandest hotel in town. While things get off to a wobbly start, this charming Labrador is determined to put his best paw forward. And it's just as well because the most unexpected adventures await...
The tales of Mr Walker contains four delightful stories inspired by the real-life Mr Walker, a Guide Dog Ambassador who now calls Park Hyatt Melbourne home.
This is an absolutely beautiful book for ages 7 and up. Once trained to be a guide dog, Mr Walker finds himself as an ambassador at the Park Hyatt in Melbourne. He is an endearing dog, with likeable traits who soon finds himself popular with the guests. The book contains four heart warming stories that are beautifully illustrated. Mr Walker learns the many quirky traits of people and frequently adapts his behaviour to suit their needs.
I love the fact that the royalties from this book support the Guide Dogs of Victoria. I am sure there will be more adventures of Mr Walker.
Kathryn Schumacher

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