My favorite pooch Alf is visiting the VBC today. He's the star of the eponymous story 'ALF THE WORKSHOP DOG'. It's the first book in the 'Once Upon a NOW' Series of children's fairytales for middle grade and emerging readers. These chapter books feature kids of today in modern settings - but with a spot of magic and traditional fairy story values. There are anime drawings and links (via QR codes) to original video clips, music and photos to enrich the reading experience.
The real Alf turned up from nowhere one day at a downtown bus repair garage. He likes to be helpful and searches the vehicles that arrive for discarded items - including tasty tidbits if he gets lucky. He also enjoys 'tidying the workshop' - if there's a wrench gone missing he's usually stowed it away neatly... in his basket! When he arrived, he became popular with the mechanics who played with him during their breaks, fed him and made a little bed for him in amongst the tires and tools. Alf stayed, he knew when he was onto a good thing. He now lives with the garage manager but I often wondered about his life story and how he came to be there...
'Alf The Workshop Dog' was the result.
There's a paperback giveaway of Alf's book on Amazon - you can find it on this link: