Sunday, March 15, 2015

Book gets tails wagging and motors running Down Under

Just call these canines the “Sons of An-barky.”

In "Mad Dogs" (Balboa Press, April 4, 2012) author I.B. Gumnut tells the story of two sheepdogs, Red and Blue, who take a motorbike out for a spin after a long day of herding sheep in the Australian Outback.

The inspiration for "Mad Dogs" came from Gumnut’s pet dog, Lady, who often enjoyed riding on the front of his motorbike with him.

“I think she was frustrated at my riding abilities, and I’m sure she thought she could do much better,” Gumnut said in a statement.

The third book in a series of “Stories from Down Under,” "Mad Dogs" relays the importance of keeping things adventurous and fun, as well as finding a new “leash” on life.

“We must remind our children to retain their sense of adventure after the day’s work is done,” Gumnut said.

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