I always like to look out for children’s books featuring dogs, so today I will be reviewing a puppy love story called Lucy and Clark. Thank you to NetGalley and Mascot Books for providing me with a copy, which I have reviewed honestly.
The book will be available in hardback and audiobook and is suitable for children up to the age of 8 years old.
Lucy and Clark, A Story of Puppy Love
by Ashley Iaconetti and Jared Haibon
Clark is Tanner’s happy-go-lucky pup who loves a good belly scratch, but doesn’t like going to the dog park. There are too many dogs, too much commotion, and Clark is scared to make new friends. But when a beautiful dog surprises Clark at the water bowl, he’ll have to learn to face his fears if he wants to play fetch. Can Tanner help Clark find the superhero within?
In Lucy & Clark: A Story of Puppy Love, The Bachelor franchise’s Ashley Iaconetti and Jared Haibon draw from their real-life pooches and their larger-than-life love story to show what can happen when you find your confidence and believe in yourself.
I loved this children’s storybook about a nervous little dog called Clark who didn’t feel confident enough to join the other dogs in the park. After briefly meeting Lucy, the most beautiful dog he had ever seen, he really wants to join in the fun so he goes to his owner Tanner who comes up with an ingenious way to help Clark face his fears.
I loved the topic of this storybook and think it will help shy children who are due to start preschool or nursery. The message to talk to someone if you are feeling nervous, and let them help you, comes across very strongly.
The illustrations for Lucy and Clark’s story are such a huge part of the book and children will be captivated by the amazingly cute dogs. Shiela Chen really brings Clark to life with her bright and engaging illustrations.
All children love dogs so I’m sure this cute little storybook will be an absolute winner. It’s a great way to get children talking about anything which might be worrying them and highly recommended by me.
About the Authors
Jared Haibon and Ashley Iaconetti are best known for their appearances on The Bachelor franchise. Their romance started on season 2 of Bachelor in Paradise in 2015, but didn’t fully bloom until 2018 after three years of friendship. Before getting engaged on season 5 of Bachelor in Paradise in the summer of 2018, Jared and Ashley joked about the idea of telling their love story through their beloved dogs, Lucy and Clark. Today, it’s no longer a joke, but an actual children’s book about overcoming your fears and the magic that can happen when you step out of your comfort zone. The couple currently resides in West Hollywood, California, where they host entertainment news programs and podcasts. They enjoy sneaking fast food into movie theaters. Jared likes to talk to Ashley about Tom Brady and Ashley likes to try to get Jared to watch This Is Us. When Ashley and Jared are feeling their most extra, they like recreating scenes from their favorite romance movies.