Greyhound Danny is a good read

Wellingborough, Tony Nevett and his greyhound Danny- he listens to children read and has won an award for his work. 'Wednesday 24th August 2011
Wellingborough, Tony Nevett and his greyhound Danny- he listens to children read and has won an award for his work. 'Wednesday 24th August 2011
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THE tale of a dog who has helped countless children learn to read has been made into a book.

Danny Goes To London has been written about Danny the three-year-old reading dog from Wellingborough.

With his owner Tony Nevett, 53, of Fulmar Lane, Wellingborough, the greyhound tours schools across the country to listen to young children read with the aim of helping to build the child’s confidence in reading aloud.

Their work impressed MX Publishing, which has published the new book for free. Author Judy Bee and illustrator Anna Kecskés also waived their fee to work on the book.

The pair also recently received a special award from the International Fund for Animal Welfare at the House of Lords for their work.

News has also spread across the pond and Danny and Mr Nevett have been invited to go to America in August to take part in a book tour. While there they will open a new book store in Cedar Rapids.

Mr Nevett said: “I am really pleased with how it’s going. Danny loves all of the attention. He’s even got his own passport now, and we’ve had a paw stamp made so he can autograph copies of the book.

“The book will be the first in a series of books about Danny. They are designed for younger children.”

People will be able to buy a copy of Danny Goes to London from Amazon once it is released next week.