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McDuff Moves In–you’ll love McDuff

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McDuff Moves In

by Rosemary Wells

illustrated by Susan Jeffers

McDuff Moves InI had a delightful trip back in time as I read Rosemary Wells’ McDuff Moves In. It is being republished with original illustrations for a new generation of readers. Set in the 1930’s, its main character is McDuff, a  West Highland White terrier (Westie). As Wells says in her forward, “Lucy and Fred’s loving rescue of homeless McDuff adds to their lives and shows the beautiful change that kindness and care can make for any homeless dog.”

This is a short picture book with colorful, appealing illustrations and a sweet story. You’ll love learning how McDuff got his name! There is added  information about rescuing and fostering homeless animals and references to other books with a similar theme. McDuff Moves In is a fun book that children will ask for again and again.

I would like to extend my thanks to and to Gryphon Press for giving me the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review.

Rating: 5/5

Category: Children’s Fiction

Notes: Rosemary Wells is a prolific children’s book author as well as an artist. Her books include the Max and Ruby books, the Sophie books, and many others that feature lovable animals. She also has several more McDuff titles.

Publication:   October 25, 2019—Gryphon Press


  1. A good review there are so many excellent children that I missed. My early reading was Jack and Jill.

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  2. carhicks says:

    Wonderful review of a sweet book. I am looking forward to reading this with my grandchildren in a couple of weeks.

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  3. This sounds adorable, my grands are huge book lovers, I need to get a copy!

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  4. Shalini says:

    Omg omg this sounds so sweet. What age group? My niece is 4 years old


    • lghiggins says:

      Whoops! I usually try to include that information. According to Amazon, your 4 year old niece is the perfect candidate for the book:
      Age Range: 3 – 7 years
      Grade Level: Preschool – Kindergarten.
      Some books don’t really fall into age groups. I think this is one of those ageless ones. I read it several times oohing and exclaiming over the sweetness of the story and illustrations.


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