Synopsis: Dot and Duck are best friends, but Dot hates mess and Duck hates tidy. Duck leaves the bed unmade, the cupboards open and breakfast everywhere. How messy!

In the morning, Duck makes Dot pancakes for breakfast, how kind! But Duck leaves a BIG mess!

At the beach, Dot carefully lays out her towel and picnic… and Duck digs a big hole covering everything with sand! SO messy!

Characterful watercolour illustrations bring this story to life, and big font makes the story easy for young readers.

How Messy! is a simple yet hilarious story with a touching ending and an important message about accepting differences and learning to compromise.

The Dot and Duck series is a collection of laugh-out-loud funny stories detailing the adventures of these two best friends. More titles include How Rude! and  How Selfish!

Release Date: 3rd May 2022

Genres: Picture Books, Friendship, Children’s, Humour

Pages: 32

Thank you so much to Quarto/Frances Lincoln & Happy Yak and Netgalley for the Ebook to read and review.

Review: This caught my eye as it seemed so different from the cover and the description sounded so cute and funny. Dot likes clean, duck likes messy they don’t like each other’s way at all.

This was really cute, I loved the water colour illustrations they were so beautiful. I liked how the characters worked off of each other so perfectly as they were the complete opposites. I also really enjoyed they found a middle ground eventually.

This book is really easy to read a perfect early reader book, it’s beautiful to look at the story is short but fun and it will make children laugh. It will also help teach them that sometimes neat is best and sometimes messy is okay, and sometimes both work well together.


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