The Traveling Dustball by Judith Henderson, illustrated by T.L. McBeth. 51 pages. BEGINNING READER. Kids Can Press, 2019. $13.
BUYING ADVISORY: EL (K-3) - OPTIONAL
AUDIENCE APPEAL: AVERAGE
When Davey sweeps up a dustball, he and his dog Abigail discover they can fly to interesting places on it. Like Italy where they feed people in a traffic jam spaghetti and meatballs, and Hawaii where they swim and surf before heading to Switzerland to try some stinky cheese.
Part of the Big Words, small stories series, this collection of easy read short stories, Abigail the dog has an interesting (old fashioned) vocabulary and introduces a new word each story - like "irksome" and "brouhaha".