Cheeky dogs: to Lake Nash and back
Dion Beasley's Cheeky Dogs brand and artwork is loved in Australia and around the world. His second book with Johanna Bell Go Home, Cheeky Animals won the 2017 Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Award. This story shaped by Dion's gloriously expressive art, and written by Johanna Bell, describes in vivid detail Dion's home and life in Tennant Creek and the people, places and dogs he loves.

‘Cheeky Dogs to Lake Nash and Back’, is a great book.  Both authors Dion Beasley and Johnanna Bell did an outstanding job. It showed different parts of Dion’s life and love for dogs, despite of what they did to him.

In this book it shows that Dion grew up in Tennant Creek and had a great deal of love for dogs. His dreams are big, going from road trains in the day and blue monsters and animals from different parts of the world at night. Previously he was able walk, and then one day he went to the shops to buy flour, and soon the dogs were surrounding him. He screamed. He ran. But no one could outrun those wild dogs and the unthinkable happened.

The best thing about this book would be the illustrations. They have more meaning than words. As they say, a picture tells 1,000 words. It was a wonderful memoir.

I would rate this book 4.5/5, and it would be a good experience to read this great book, and hopefully you enjoy it too!

Reviewed by Aishreen,  Brentwood Park Primary School