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9 June 2012 ·

ReadPlus Review of Rainbow Street Pets

 Lovely review of Rainbow Street Pets (the Australian edition of the Rainbow Street Shelter series) in Read Plus’s review blog:

Recommended. Pet stories are very popular with children and this is an excellent collection of six stories in one book.
Each chapter features an animal and tells how they became involved in the Rainbow Street Animal Shelter. The stories vary from a lost dog, an unwanted lion cub and a stolen horse. Of course they are not only stories of the animals but of the people who are involved with them, the separated owners, the animal shelter workers and the eventual new homes the animals find.
Children who want a pet of their own will identify with the longing of the children in this novel, but Wendy Orr demonstrates that although a pet brings love and companionship there are responsibilities as well, such as grooming, cleaning, exercising and training.
These heart warming stories often connect to each other, with characters appearing in more than one chapter.

To read more: ReadPlus


  1. Jill in a Box Very excited that Rainbow Street Pets is availble in Australia! Look forward to buying it and reading it with my girls. It will also make a perfect birthday present for two of my animal loving nieces!
    June 12, 2012 at 9:33 am · Reply
  2. Wendy Orr Thank you, Jill! I'm really thrilled with the way the book has turned out here, too. I've been very lucky - the US series, with the six highly illustrated books, is lovely, and the Aus one, with all six stories in one, and no illustrations except for the photo as a chapter heading, is completely different, but looks beautiful. I hadn't known we were going to have those photos, which is probably why I got so excited by them/
    I hope they all enjoy it.
    June 12, 2012 at 9:54 am · Reply
  3. Melbourne Mobile Vet It very good scene by author

    Melbourne Mobile Vet
    July 16, 2012 at 8:18 am · Reply
  4. Wendy Orr Thank you! Lovely to hear words of approval from a vet!
    July 16, 2012 at 9:23 am · Reply
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Wendy Orr is a Canadian-born Australian writer. Her books for children and adults have been published in 27 countries and won awards around the world. Nim’s Island and Nim at Sea have also become feature films, starring Jodie Foster and Abigail Breslin (Nim’s Island) and Bindi Irwin (Return to Nim’s Island.) Her latest book is Cuckoo’s Flight, a companion to the highly acclaimed Bronze Age novels Dragonfly Song and Swallow’s Dance. Read full bio