Nov. 13, 2012
-- It had been snowing and was very cold outside. Cosmo, Wizard Willoughby's cat wanted to play, but the Wizard was too tired - in fact he was so tired that he went off to bed leaving his magic wand on the table. Cosmo was in playful mood and so was his friend, Tilly Mouse and it was inevitable that something would get knocked over. It was, of course, Wizard Willoughby's magic wand and with a bang four coloured stars shot out of the wand and four piles of dust disappeared. In their place were the Dust Pups - Bluebell, Inky, Cherry and Sunny - for Cosmo and his friends to play with.
There are seven short stories about the Dust Pups, Cosmo, Wizard Willoughby and their friends. This means that you get quite a few stories in the book. It's possible to have a couple of stories at bedtime - and still have more left for another night. There's an emphasis on friendship and helping each other, but it's done with subtlety and there's no heavy moral for a child to digest.
Linda Cooper is married and a mother of three sons and four grandchildren which led to her enjoying inventing and reading stories.
The Dust Pups were originally created for her grandchildren to give them something completely new and is now available for other children to enjoy