Melanie McDonagh Melanie McDonagh

The year’s best children’s books, featuring animals real and imaginary

There are wolves, bats, 101 dogs and Maggie O’Farrell’s Nouka – an adorable black ball of fluff with big green eyes

Bracco Italiano and Irish Wolfhound. From 101 Dogs, by Nicola Jane Swinney, illustrated by Romy Blümel. [Big Picture Press]

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