Join Milo, the long forgotten bull terrier puppy, as he travels the world in search of nothing more than a friend he can call his own.
Milo & Ze is the eagerly-awaited second illustrated children’s book by Mark Watson and Pablo Michau, authors of the bestselling, “The Shark in the Park” and already a big favourite with bull terrier owners worldwide.
WINNERS: Best Illustrated Children’s Ebook – MOONBEAM Awards 2015
WINNERS: Best Children’s Animal Book – READER’S FAVORITE Awards 2015
WINNERS: Best Illustrated Children’s book – IPPY Awards 2015
- Paperback: 70 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; Lrg edition (December 10, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1505424321
- ISBN-13: 978-1505424324
- Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.2 x 11 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
This is a superbly written book, with vivid illustrations that beautifully accompany this cleverly told story. We are whisked away on an adventure, not only in terms of storyline, but also in the use of language in this wonderful book.As a teacher, I feel that this would be perfect in terms of phonics work as if this story is read out loud, it offers so much in terms of sounding out vowels, consonants but also digraphs. It is very precisely written in this respect, and I can only assume that the author had this in mind when writing it. Naturally therefore it is highly educational and it is easy to see this book being used in classrooms.’Is your name Milo? A mole enquires’, is an example of how phonemes are played with to maximum effect. Children have a chance to compare the two similar soundings of the letter ‘o’. However the next rhymes are ‘fear’, ‘there’s’ and ‘hear’, allowing the child to think about the sound of the rhymes, yet seeing that the first and third word look similar and sound similar, they can see that the middle word essentially rhymes in a different way, and looks altogether different ( the consonant ‘r’ matches). This is a very good tactic in getting children to focus on rhyme, and looking at the grapheme and phoneme correlation, and phonetic similarities. The rhyme throughout is outstanding!The illustrations are so attractive that they carry the book along almost in a 3D way. I viewed this book on my large screen PC and it looked really spectacular- the product of many hours of work undoubtedly.This is the sort of book that children and adults will enjoy alike and this sort of story is an emotionally engaging classic!