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Sonically sensitive Dustin, a guitar playing blues hound, wakes one morning to a disturbing sound. This sparks an adventure-filled caper that takes Dustin down some dark and dusty paths to meet some down and dirty characters. He's a hound on the wrong side of town. Join celebrated children's author, Sir Rhymesalot as he risks it all to capture Dustin's dark developments in real-time from the stone-cold streets. As with all Sir Rhymesalot titles, rhythm and rhyming verse lead the way, and sing you through the steps of the adventure.The Sir Rhymesalot reading level (lexile) is age 11 - 14 (grade 4 - 6) but parents reading these books to children aged 3 - 7 (K - 2) can strengthen literacy and vocabulary significantly in their young minds. This is due to the power of rhyme as a literacy builder.
An Australian poet-pirate-persona is a very good place to start describing this relentless-rhymer, but his books are as multidimensional as the renaissance man himself. Simon Mills is a gregarious, larger-than-life author who masterfully communicates on multiple levels. Courageously comedic and then soulful when you least expect it, his stories entertain the parent reader on one level and the youngster on another entirely. You will meet Violet the Virus who longingly loves people but has no idea she is harmful. You will meander through Venice with Pigeoni, the Italian consigliere whose fanciful-fairytales prove too much for his fellow feathered friends until they discover the remarkable truth of his character. Parables that ponder themes from bullying to self-belief in I Lost My Brave, and from racial harmony, in Cyril the Squirrel to social distancing dilemmas in I Lost My Hug.