Scholastic Australia, 2018

‘Barney loves cat food. Barney loves greens. Barney loves bacon and biscuits and beans …’

Barney is a dog who’ll eat anything and everything – and cause chaos while he’s doing it! But for all that, he’s supremely loveable, and you’ll love his as much as his family does.

‘A fun and adorable picture book written in catchy rhyming verse … that will have children howling with laughter. The narrative has a wonderful cadence and this story would make a fantastic read-aloud … This story is a delightful celebration of the family pet and is rich with love and affection for man’s best friend …’

‘Catherine Jinks has written a delightful short story that flows so easily off the tongue as you read the story aloud. It has the rhythm and beat that is familiar and comfortable, like a skipping or clapping game song … At the end of the story Jinks has created a wonderful aw moment as we find out what Barney loves more than food …’
Kids’ Book Review

‘The text of this entertaining little story reads aloud well and is nicely complemented by the clear and expressive illustrations. The gentle humour of the book, which keeps going right through to the endpapers, will appeal to preschoolers and it will also make an enjoyable read-aloud text for younger school classes.’