• American Booksellers Association
Kids’ Indie Next List choice,
Autumn 2014.

• Storylines Notable Book 2013

• Whitcoulls Kids’ Top 50 2013

“Paul’s delightfully expressive pencil-and-watercolor illustrations keep the pace moving forward, with Flash often romping about all over the spread. Flash’s antics will elicit smiles from readers as he harasses the family cat, wreaks havoc with a stick, digs up the garden, and destroys shoes and clothes – all with a joyous grin. His capers are recounted in a rhyme and rhythm that both works and begs to be read aloud.”

Read the rest of the Kirkus review here.

“Children will love chanting the refrain …Flash will appeal not just to canine lovers but also to all children who love an underdog.” 

School Library Journal (USA)

Welcome back, Flash!

“The blend between words and pictures here truly works: simple sentences are joined with illustrations that give detail to extend the sentences with an illustrative style and soft palette that is evocative. The book is a pleasure for all children who have a pet dog (or children who would love one).

Read the rest of the Reading Time (Children’s Book Council of Australia) review here.

“This title works great as a read-aloud, as listeners will eagerly chime in on the repeated phrase “Go home, Flash” … A strong pick for preschoolers and beginning readers”. 

School Library Journal (USA)

“Soft mixed-media artwork gives the sense of a cozy town where everyone knows everyone (and everyone knows Flash), while underlining the idea that loving a dog like Flash might not be easy, but it’s worth it.”  

Publishers Weekly (USA)

“The mischievous main character is sure to elicit empathy from any pet owner. Dog lovers of any age can relate to this adventure of naughty puppy fun!” 

School Library Connection (USA)

published by Scholastic NZ, Sourcebooks USA. Also available in Maori and Chinese.