This month's featured title is Dave Paddon and alex kolano's delightful picture book, Ralph, Flying Hound.
This hilarious dog-bites-helicopter tale is based on a true story, brilliantly re-interpreted by recitateur extraordinaire, Dave Paddon.
In the tradition of Robert Service's poetic tall tales, Paddon brings readers a hilarious recitation about a dog that just won't give up. Along with his canine comrades, Ralph chases anything that moves, and usually catches it too. But when his aspirations go skyward, even his four furry friends - Nance, Lucky, Spot 1 and Spot 2 - wonder if Ralph's aiming too high. Will Ralph catch that big orange duck? Will pilot Greg ever get those crazy dogs out of his hair? And how did those mutts end up in the drink?
The recitation takes place in Williams Harbour, Labrador; this month, Williams Harbour is being resettled.
We feature Ralph this month in honour of the people of that community.
Running the Goat is grateful to Government of Newfoundland and Labrador,
and its Department of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation