Have you even been misjudged by your appearance? Or perhaps you’ve misjudged another by their appearance. Mister Mushy knows how that feels. He is by far the UGLIEST dog in the entire land, but in the eyes of his adorable little owner he is the most handsome, smartest and BEST dog in the entire land! This extraordinarily illustrated eBook tells the tale of this poor misjudged dog and how the love of his owner can help others see what she has known all along.
Everyone in the beautiful kingdom far to the west is gathering in their finest dress for the royal competitions. Knights, Ladies, Princesses, and townsfolk alike eat and dance and enjoy watching jousts, sword fights and archery. There was one competition in particular that had some residents excited, “Finest Mutt”. Judges chose the winner based on the mutt’s fur and teeth, making him the best looking dog in the kingdom. When a beautiful little blonde girl shows up with the largest and ugliest mutt in the land, the people laugh, scoff, and scorn Mister Mushy. His owner is devastated when they kick them out of the competition, not even allowing them the chance to compete! Along comes the Princess, who sees what has happened and scolds the judges for not giving him a chance. She demands that he stays! The competition begins and Mister Mushy is distracted by the beautiful butterflies flitting around and spends all of his time chasing them! He distracts the other dogs from their competitions as well, and once again Mister Mushy and his owner are the target of scorn from the others and are turned away. Mister Mushy and his owner are hurt and confused by the mean comments of others and she doesn’t understand why they can’t see beyond his appearance and catch a glimpse of his inner beauty.
What the town doesn’t realize is that watching from a far off cave on a mountain high is a ferocious dragon, lying in wait, for the perfect opportunity to strike and ruin the town’s celebration. Just as the winners are celebrating their victory, a dark cloud circles overhead. A loud roar alerts the town that this is no cloud, but a hungry dragon swooping down to eat a little snack! They scream in fear, not knowing what to do! Suddenly, out of nowhere, comes Mister Mushy! He mistakes the large dragon for a large butterfly and is in focused pursuit of his favorite target! Will Mister Mushy protect the townspeople who just moments ago mocked him? Will their opinion of Mister Mushy change once they behold his bravery?
Mister Mushy very quickly has earned a place in my heart. I absolutely, 100% LOVED this eBook. The story is written in rhyming prose that is beautiful and fun to listen to. The illustrations are exquisite, with bright colors and fun interactive elements. The story line is one of universal significance and teaches a very valuable lesson of not judging a book by its cover. It is so important for children and adults alike to look beyond outward appearances, to not judge others unfairly, and to realize the hurt that can come from an unkind word. Mister Mushy is our new family hero and my kids and I love this story more and more each time we read it. This is one eBook you cannot pass up!