Twitch’s New Neighbour

By Margaret A. Westlie

PEI’s Selkirk Stories Publishing will launch Twitch’s New Neighbour, the newest work by local author Margaret A. Westlie, on May 11 at 2 pm. The launch event will take place at the Cornwall Public Library.

The colourfully illustrated children’s picture book is the sequel to Twitch, the Dog who Loved Carrots (2021) and continues the adventures of Twitch, the adorable Shih Tzu with a love for carrots. In Twitch’s New Neighbour, Twitch makes a new friend in another dog. The two dogs soon find a way to play together, but unfortunately for Twitch, playtime soon turns to bath time. 

Intended for children age seven and under, this story teaches that actions have consequences but that good behaviour brings rewards. It also presents a loving relationship between a parent (the dog’s owner) and a child (represented in this case by the dog).

The story of Twitch is based on Westlie’s late dog, whose name was also Twitch. 

The book will be available at Island bookstores and from the publisher’s website, selkirkbookpublishing.com.