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Pa Dug & Rosie In The Garden Series By Dr. Niamh Clune

Erik is an 11 yr old boy who runs a very successful and busy blog reviewing children’s books. And he has given our Pa Dug and Rosie books 5 out of 5 bookworms! Yay! Thank you Erik the Great! Your site is awesome and so are you!

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Pa Dug & Rosie in the Garden Series

By Dr. Niamh Clune

Illustrated by Marta Pelrine-Bacon

Published by Plum Tree Books 2013

Ages 3 and Up

I love the idea of this series! Not just because it is written by Dr. Niamh Clune, poet, author, and blogging friend of mine (visit her at Plum Tree Books HERE), but because the Pa Dug & Rosie In The Garden series talks about how everything serves a purpose in the garden. It teaches kids about how a garden works and that everything in nature is important. It is a great way to help young kids learn about the outdoors.

In book 1, (Rosie Wears Her Wellingtons) Rosie goes outside while wearing her red Wellington rubber boots. She first thinks she can’t go outside because it is raining, but her mom lets her as long as she wears her wellies. She learns that sherosiewearswellies can…

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About Dr Niamh

When I was a little girl (a very, very long time ago), I used to love learning new, really big words like ‘discombobulate’. As I grew, my love of words grew too, until I loved them so much, I could not stop writing them down. One day, as I was scribbling a particular word, a very peculiar thing happened. The word shouted at me, “Stop! Don’t put me there!” As you can imagine, I was shocked and nearly fell off my chair. When I recovered somewhat, I said to the word, “Could you stop shouting, please? I am not used to it.” Can you guess what happened next? No! I thought not. The word said, “I might be small, but I will misbehave if you do not use me properly. I will not tell the story you would like me to tell. I will say something entirely different!” I dropped my pen. I hoped that by dropping my pen, the word would stop talking. Alas! It did not. It carried on chitterchobbling, even after the ink had dried. I was in a pickle. I could not allow my words to run away with my story, now could I? I don’t know about you, but when this sort of thing happens, there is only one thing left to do if you prefer not to spend your time arguing. “Very well,” said I. “I will do as you ask if you will just be quiet and allow me to concentrate.” Since that day, I have been paying special attention to every word I invite into my stories. After all, a story should say exactly what it means to say and not be led astray. With love from Dr. Niamh, Ph.D in Learning Through The Imagination and Founder of Dr Niamh Children's Books.

3 comments on “Pa Dug & Rosie In The Garden Series By Dr. Niamh Clune

  1. thiskidreviewsbooks
    July 22, 2013

    Thanks for the reblog! 😀


  2. the secret keeper
    July 22, 2013

    Left a comment for Erik on his blog. His review is wonderful. Love the cover of Biddle the Bee. That should be exciting. Well done Erik, Dr. Clune and Marta for all that went into the creating of these fantastic books of Pa Dug and Rosie, the rhyming, the illustrations and the appreciation Erik showed in his writing the perfect review with 5 stars. Love it all! Jk the secret keeper


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