Albert the Handydog – Stew, Shocks and Soap – a book review

The 28th April will see the release of Albert the Handydog – Stew, Shocks and Soap , a hardback book written and illustrated by Abigail and Darren Baker.

Albert the Handydog - Stew, Shocks and Soap

The 27 page hardback book is priced at £12.99 and introduces us to Albert, the pug dog who loves odd jobs.

We follow Albert on his adventures, firstly as he helps Old Major Brandy sort out his guttering.

Albert the Handydog - Stew, Shocks and Soap

Albert dreams of a nice hot bath, soaking in lots of bubble bath.  He’s in for a shock.  He lives with the Bunting family and Aunt Petunia is coming to stay.  He won’t be getting the nice, relaxing time he was hoping for.
Aunt Petunia is a particularly nasty character, and poor Albert is banished to his kennel in the garden.  Even worse, it’s pouring with rain.
Of course, every dog has his day, and eventually Albert gets his long soak in the bath.
There is a lot of descriptive text in Albert the Handydog – Stew, Shocks and Soap, and at the moment, the book has struggled to hold a 4 year old Monkey’s attention.  It is a lovely story, and I’m sure that in time to come this book will become a firm favourite.  I think a slightly older child would really find this story quite funny.
It’s worth noting that all net profits from the sale of this book will be donated to The Prince’s Trust.
disclaimer: we were sent this book in exchange for an honest review.

About Over 40 and a Mum to One

I'm a Mum in my late 40′s with a 7 year old son. I had a busy life in Export Sales before my Monkey came along, but decided to become a stay at home Mum once he arrived. Now I enjoy writing my own family lifestyle and travel blog. sharing the adventures that we have as Monkey makes his journey through school. We have a cat called Brewster who makes appearances and I’m a mad Ferrari Formula 1 fan, so that expect to hear about as each season unfolds. We love reviewing toys, games and books and would love the opportunity to look at anything that fits in with our family lifestyle. We are always out and about and offering an insight on the places we visit, with a passion for nature thrown in for good measure. If you like what you read please leave me a comment, I love to hear from people, and always try to reply. Enjoy the read.

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