Oh McTavish, how wise you are! And how I love you!
We all need a McTavish in our lives, but especially the Peachey family. True, their dog has sorted them out pretty good by now, but then it would seem that there is no stopping Pa Peachey when he gets a silly idea.
Meg Rosoff’s fictional dog is really exceptionally wise. Actually, now that I think of them, they all are.
So, anyway, Pa Peachey wants to win the town’s bake-off competiton, despite him not being any good at baking. What could be more exciting than a ginger biscuit version of the Palace of Versailles?
The healthy food McTavish taught his humans to eat is no more, as Pa bakes and serves up his failures to dog and people. But according to Ma Peachey one should support people’s dreams. Even if it’s going to end in disaster.
What can McTavish do?
Well, anything, really. Sit back and enjoy another Peachey family story.