Ralph, Flying Hound by Dave PaddonRalph, Flying Hound by Dave Paddon

Ralph, Flying Hound

byDave PaddonIllustratorAlex Kolano

Paperback | October 2, 2016

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A dog-bites-helicopter tale.

In the tradition of Robert Service's poetic tall tales, Dave Paddon's Ralph, Flying Hound brings readers a hilarious recitation about a dog that just won't give up. Along with his canine comrades, Ralph chases anything that moves, and usually catches it too. But when his aspirations go skyward, even his four furry friends - Nance, Lucky, Spot 1 and Spot 2 - wonder if Ralph's aiming too high. Will Ralph catch that big orange duck? Will pilot Greg ever get those crazy dogs out of his hair? And how did those mutts end up in the drink?

An accomplished reciter and storyteller, Dave Paddon has crafted a fabulous "dog-bites-helicopter" tale, told with his signature warm and quirky wit and inspired by a true story. He may be new to children's literature circles, but Dave Paddon is an old hand at recitations; he's been called "the Rock Star of Newfoundland recitation writers" and this wonderful book will show readers why. Newcomer alex kolano has created delightfully playful illustrations that bring Ralph, his friends and their adventures to life.

Ralph, Flying Hound will catch the hearts of readers young and old.

Dave Paddon was born and raised in Northwest River, Labrador. For many years he worked as a commercial pilot. A few years ago, he began writing recitations with a quirky take on life in Newfoundland and Labrador. A crowd favourite at storytelling events in St. John's, he performs at festivals and concerts throughout province and on the...
Title:Ralph, Flying HoundFormat:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:October 2, 2016Publisher:Brick BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1927917085

ISBN - 13:9781927917084


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sweet little story A lovely book for children with unique art. Makes a great gift for any child who loves dogs.
Date published: 2016-11-17