Poppy Loves Devon by Gillian Young
Published: June 14, 2022
Genre: Children’s Literature (ages 7-9)
KKECReads Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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Gillian Young has written and illustrated three children’s middle-grade books entitled Poppy on Safari, Tammy and Willow, and Poppy Loves Devon. Following Art College, Gillian worked as a Graphic Artist. When her children were born, she worked in admin for local schools and a large construction company. During this time, she also completed a creative writing course.
“Poppy howled, ‘I love holidays!’ then threw her head back again and howled even louder, ‘and I love Devon!’”
Poppy, the Golden Retriever, is excited to go on vacation with her family. While she isn’t thrilled about the sea, she loves the beach. The farm they are staying at has a lot of animals and scents for Poppy to explore, and there are even other dogs! When Poppy finds an abandoned puppy in the wood, everything changes.
This was an adorable story. And this is the perfect style book for a young reader. The cadence is smooth, and the plot is engaging.
Young readers will love Poppy’s personality and excitedly want to keep reading to continue the journey.
With several cute scenes, funny scenes, and some outstanding life lessons, children can learn a lot with Poppy. The pacing is steady, and the excitement is well placed.
This is a charming story, and it’s easy to see why Poppy is the star of her very own series.