Diana Duncan Announces the Release of 'Immy Gives Scruffy a...
The book follows Immy, a young girl who likes fancy, expensive things. But when she gets to choose a dog at the shelter, she surprises everyone by picking an ugly old dog who looks just like a bear. He, she declares, is the one in most need of loving care.
The obsession with appearance is endemic in our modern world; especially with the onslaught of social media. This story reminds kids, in a lighthearted way that looks don't matter. It is what is inside that is important and there is no substitute for love, the author points out.
A snippet from the book reads:
Dad said, The way people look doesnt matter,
As Immy gazed in the mirror one day.
Its what is inside thats important.
You must learn to judge people that way.
By using rhyme, humor and bold imagery, Duncan hopes to amuse young readers and hopefully get them thinking about some important lessons in life.
Immy Gives Scruffy a Makeover
By Diana Duncan
Softcover | 8.5 x 8.5in | 24 pages | ISBN 9781543746990
E-Book | 24 pages | ISBN 9781543746983
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the Author
Diana Duncan is formerly a secondary school English literature teacher. She is the author of several childrens book, which includes Dressing Basil Up and Down, Sam the Scaredy Cat Dog, Freddie takes Daisy for a Walk, Pete Goes to School, Abe to the Rescue and Immy Gives Scruffy a Makeover.