Miss Moon: Wise Words from a Dog Governess

Publisher: Tundra Books

Miss Wilhelmina Moon is a dog governess. At her first placement, on a small island off the coast of France, her new charges - sixty-seven dogs of all shapes, sizes and colors - run wild. But armed with patience and a passion for teaching, as well as her companions, Mitford the monkey and Petunia the French bulldog, Miss Moon soon imparts twenty important lessons to her furry brood. Some are practical, some are playful, one or two are a little unusual, but all are necessary for the raising of happy, healthy and well-mannered dogs (and humans).


“Twenty succinct bits of advice for living are accompanied by whimsical oil paintings of an English governess and her canine charges .... A wide variety of dog breeds are accurately portrayed in a post-impressionist style—except for the anthropomorphic details that cannot help but charm viewers .... every picture is indeed worth a thousand words. Enchanting for dog lovers.” - Kirkus Review

“This light-hearted book is absolutely delightful and ideal for spurring conversations with young children about little lessons in life as well as the enjoyment that comes with balance.” - CM Magazine

“The prim and proper Miss Moon has learned valuable lessons over the course of her employment, which are here shared alongside ornate oil paintings with a luxuriousness usually reserved for, well, cat people. The lessons themselves are a generic guide in etiquette and whimsy .... each page seemingly in competition with the previous one to outdo it in adorableness." - National Post