“Written in Sudha Murty’s inimitable style, these are books children and adults will treasure as the simple stories talk of basic values even when told from a dog’s perspective.”


This is a story for puppy loving children – Sudha Murty’s story of her own puppy and how Gopi the dog became a member of the family. The diaries are written with compassion, a narrative of how a puppy is taken away from its mother to enter a loving home. The episodes of doggy growing up and the forming of a gradual bond between puppy and its human family are described. Murty enters into the puppy’s head to give the reader her vision of doggy thought. What people see as barking the puppy considers talking. What are hands to the puppy are paws to its owners.

Anecdotes of doggy misbehaviour creep in and gradually a pup starts becoming a dog. Cheerful illustrations accompany the text and the story is bound to be welcomed by children of all ages. This is only the first of a series that will continue as Murty follows her pup’s coming of age in all its varied stages.


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Anjana Basu

Added 8th May 2020

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