The Dog Who Loved Carrots
Twitch is an adorable Shih Tzu with a love for carrots. He enjoys naps in the shade of the porch, playing in the yard, but he cannot resist the smell of fresh carrots. When he discovers a way to steal carrots from his neighbour’s garden, his mischief goes undetected for a time until his owner finds a solution: a carrot as a reward for being a good dog.
This children’s picture book is intended for boys and girls of five to seven years of age who are just beginning to read. It teaches that actions have consequences, but that good behaviour brings rewards. It also presents a loving relationship between a parent (the dog’s owner) and a child (represented in this case by the dog), and friendly relationships between neighbours, where differences are settled by conversation and compromise.
The playful and colourful illustrations by PEI artist Terry D. Betts bring the story to life and will engage both children and their parents.
The story of Twitch is based on the author’s own dog, whose name is also Twitch. Twitch is a Shih Tzu who loves fresh fruits and vegetables. But his favourite treat is a chunk of raw carrot, preferably organic.