Into an already jumbly world, Tom Stacey has brought – as a Father – as many children as there are fingers on one hand, who have themselves added as many as there are fingers of two hands. As for greatgrandchildren, he and his wife are having to turn to toes for counting.
Every one of these descendants has needed – or will need – a Likely Story or two of the old days (especially at bedtime), nearly all of which will be lost in the mists of time except for that handful caught by the heel and leaving their shadows elsewhere on this website. The Inquisitive dog-loving Child (of which there are very many on Earth) learns without being told that the Dog is Man’s Best Friend. But how did this come about? This story was lost in the mists of time, for century upon century . . . until now!
At last, in 2007 AD, Tom Stacey has found out and written down the full and deeply moving story, which he has shared in every detail with Angela Landels, who has drawn the pictures of how it happened.
Tom Stacey’s unusual children’s book will delight the ear and eye of every inquisitive dog-loving child, be they 12 or 6, or in-between, this is a story to have read to them (at a rollicking pace), by every child-loving Mummy or Daddy or Granny or Grandpa be they 62 or 26, or in between.
Read an extract: Bit I