The hilarious new book from Sam Shepherd! Zod is the Cook’s dog, and he lives at the grand Zodbury Hall. With a heart full of adventure, Zod takes himself on his own tour of the castle when the Cook falls asleep before the banquet. In each room he finds another treasure to play with, but Zod doesn’t quite understand how to look after the antiques of the grand hall… When Lady Zodbury comes down for her birthday banquet, she doesn’t find exactly what she was expecting, but she loves little Zod very much anyway. Come with Zod for a charming and hilarious tale of a country house, told by Sam Shepherd and illustrated by Catherine Beaumont.
From the Inside Flap Take a guided tour of Zodbury Hall with our mischievous tour guide, Zod the Stately Home Dog. When the Cook falls asleep before the banquet, the Hall is Zod’s playground – but will Lady Zodbury find out in time to save her family heirlooms? A heart-warming tale of a small dog in a big mansion, from the author of ‘On the Couch: a Bohemian Terrier’. About the Author Sam Shepherd is a children’s book writer and novelist. Sam Shepherd has spent a lifetime working with children in the creative arts and has a passion for the preservation of stately homes and castles. She has had her work published in editorial for many years. Sam Shepherd’s partner is a fine artist and her daughter is an illustrator, with three dogs between them, from a tiny Yorkshire Terrier to a Spoodle (Spaniel Poodle). About the Illustrator Catherine Beaumont is an artist and illustrator from the wild North Pennines. In her second collaboration with writer Sam Shepherd, Zod of Zodbury Hall: The Stately Home Dog is a feast for the eyes in Catherine’s signature whimsical style.