A family take their beautifully groomed giant poodle for a walk on the beach, who immediately gets into lots of mischief, much to their embarrassment. However, events take an unexpected twist: the family's baby falls in the water and Dashing Dog jumps in and rescues her! Now he looks an utter mess, but of course the family hails him as a hero. This new Margaret Mahy picture book has all her hallmark exuberance and wit. Sarah Garland's vibrant illustrations complement the text perfectly, making this a highly entertaining and energetic picture book for young children.
Margaret Mahy is acknowledged all over the world to be one of the outstanding children's writers of today. Twice winner of the Carnegie Medal, several of her titles have become modern classics, including The Changeover and The Haunting Her previous titles for Frances Lincoln are Simply Delicious! And Down the Dragon's Tongue. Sarah Garland is a well-renowned illustrator whose many previous titles include Ellie's Breakfast and Doing Christmas (Bodley Head), Going Swimming and Doing the Garden (both Puffin) and Dad on the Run (HarperCollins).