One Camel Called Doug by Lu Fraser and Sarah Warburton Book Review

One Camel Called Doug Book Review

We’re HUGE fans of Lu Fraser’s books, especially The Littlest Yak. I love how through her beautiful, rhyming storytelling she can melt a single character to your heart and leave them there forever like a good friend. One Camel Called Doug is a must read.

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You are going to adore Doug. Doug knows all about one. He’s on his own and wonders if he might be missing out. It’s not long before there’s another friend and another. So much fun can be had with more than one and it’s not long before there’s a caravan of camels! Yet this story has a lovely twist that after all of the frolicking fun, it’s great being just one.

One Camel Called Doug is Ideal For…

This would make an ideal read-aloud book with repeated refrains where children can all join in with brilliant rhyming strings to have you guessing what the name of the next camel and number might be.

It’s so much more than just a counting book; the camels go up to five. However, each number is written in words and a maths Year 1 (England) expectation is for children to read and write numbers in their word form up to 20. Therefore this book would be useful to use if you are working on this aspect of maths and introducing the subject through story.

Favourite Parts

Often in a book one spread jumps out at me and is my favourite but there are just too many to choose from. My daughter (5) couldn’t pick just one either. The gentle, warm tones used by Sarah with the pops of colour are magnificent.

There is so much to spot. One page had us stopping and discussing for quite a while and that was the fancy dress page; brilliant camel humps. It’s a must see! Another dream pairing of author and illustrator working in complete harmony together to bring us a stand out book for 2022. It releases in the UK on the 17th February.

Highly Recommend

I’d recommend One Camel Called Doug for picture book lovers of any age. Both my daughter and I gave it 5 stars.

Thank you #SimonAndSchuster and #NetGalley for letting us read and review this eARC #OneCamelCalledDoug

I don’t have any inside images of this book yet, but I’ve put in a pre-order for the book and will update the site when I have inside images too as it really is dreamy to look at. I can’t wait to get a physical copy. My pre-order has arrived so I’ll be adding inside images very soon.

You can discover more about Lu Fraser and her books here and here. More information can be found on the publisher’s site here. For more of our book reviews click here.

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