Daisy and Robina are desperate for a dog. They've tried everything and in desperation they sneak a book about magic out of their older sister's room and try to cast a spell. Later that day, to their great amazement and delight, a dog appears in their house. The curious-looking mutt resembles a cross between a poodle and an afghan hound and the girls love their 'afoodle' on sight. Dad, however, has a more prosaic explanation for the dog's appearance, and what it's doing in their house. But all the girls want to know is, can he stay?
There are shades of Diana Hendry and J K Rowling and children who enjoy those authors should enjoy Dunwoodie. Adults will be tickled by the humour