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Publication Order of Douglas the Dog Books

Douglas, You Need Glasses! (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Douglas, You're a Genius! (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Children's Books

Elsie Clarke and the Vampire Hairdresser (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Meet the McKaws (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
I Want to Grow (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shark Dog! (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ava and the Rainbow (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shark Dog and the School Trip Rescue! (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Fox Found a Box (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bird Hugs (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Scribbly (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Brianosaurus (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Ged Adamson
Ged Adamson is a British children’s book artist and author. The Liverpool-born author has also worked as a storyboard artist, cartoonist, and composer for film and television. His talent as an artist shines through his work, and his books have a way of telling a story in a way that is enjoyable to children and adults alike. To date, Adamson has 13 published works to his name. He currently lives in London with his son Rex and partner Helen.

Bird Hugs
Bird Hugs tells the story of Bernard, a bird who is a little different than the rest. Bernard’s wings are extra long, and this makes it impossible for him to fly. It is understandable that he thought his wings were useless. In a world where others like him can use their wings to go up the sky and cover long distances within no time, you can understand this young bird’s disappointment. However, after an encounter with an orangutan, Bernard realizes that there is nothing wrong with being different. The fact that he cannot fly doesn’t mean that he is not good at anything else. His long wings could be a good thing, as his new friend clearly shows him.

After accepting himself, Bernard learns that he can use his wings for the greater good. His confidence not only increases, but he is able to help others. This is an excellent book for children who feel different and are a little confused about how to express themselves. Just like Bernard, the kids could be looking at their differences as a disadvantage, and these might even be their greatest blessing. The book also explores the theme of friendships. Through our friends, we can get to learn about the features that make us unique. We can then use these special skills and abilities to help our friends complete tasks that may be challenging.

Bernard was so adorable. He is a character you are going to fall in love with from the first page and keep on wishing that he will learn how to love himself. The author has done a great job with the illustrations, not to mention the wonderful positive message towards the end. If you have a child struggling to accept themselves, this book is perfect. There is no doubt that children in different age groups will appreciate Bernard’s and fall in love with him and the rest of the cast. Seeing Bernard transform from a sad bird to a happy one is refreshing, which shows just how much our lives would change if we learn to accept ourselves.

Bird Hugs is a beautiful story of friendship, acceptance, and self-love. It is a tale of how life can change when someone learns to love and accept themselves. The narration is done so well, and the illustrations add a lot of character to this story. This book is a short 40 pages, so you can enjoy it all in one sitting. Please read it with your child and watch as their face light up as through the illustrations and as Bernard’s life unfolds. There is also a great lesson to be learned and enough teachable moments a parent can utilize.

Douglas, You Need Glasses!
Douglas, You Need Glasses! Comes first in the Douglas the Dog series. Douglas is a dog with a huge problem, even though he is not aware of it yet. It is clear that his eyesight is poor, and this continues getting worse by the day. Because he cannot see well, Douglas keeps on getting in all kinds of trouble, much to the amusement of those around. From mistaking a leaf for a squirrel to walking through wet cement, Douglas does it all, and much more. What can be done to improve his condition? How come Douglas doesn’t even realize that he cannot see properly.

Nancy, Douglas’s owner, is quick to realize that her dog has a problem. The funniest thing happens when she takes him to an eyeglass store. Douglas wonders why Nancy is taking him to a shoe store. Fortunately, after a few tests, the doctor confirms that Douglass needs glasses, and Nancy is all too happy to help him choose a perfect pair. It is easy to rejoice with Douglas when he can finally see well again. All the things he had been missing bring him too much joy and his excitement will warm your heart. Now, he can no longer mistake another dog’s feeding bowl as his own or get excited over something as insignificant as a leaf. Nancy is also happy for her beloved dog.

This is a nice story that does a good job of normalizing a visit to the optometrist. Towards the end, the author even includes real photos of children who are happy wearing their glasses. The illustrations, done in watercolor and pencil, are perfect and tell this story very well. Douglass struggles when he doesn’t have glasses, but once this is prescribed, he is able to enjoy his life again. Through Douglas, children with sight issues can see that comfort is possible. A pair of glasses can make all the difference and change their lives overnight. What would have been a scary experience turn into a fun adventure with Nancy and the polite optometrist by his side.

If you are a dog lover, there is no doubt that you will enjoy every part of this book. The same applies if you are looking for a light read that will leave you with a smile on your face. While Douglas, You Need Glasses! is written with the young ones in mind, there is no reason why you cannot indulge the child inside of you. There are many laugh-out-loud moments in this book, and some of the trouble Douglass gets into will leave you in stitches. It is amazing how Nancy cares about her dog and the lengths she is willing to go to for his sake. The doctor is also kind, and they all play their part to make the whole experience pleasant for Douglas.

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