Did you know that there were animals on the Titanic? No? Neither did I. I assumed there were cats to catch the rats, but the idea of pets onboard, much less a Newfoundland mascot called Rigel was something I’ve never heard about until now.
Celebrated children’s author Hazel Edwards (There’s a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake) tells the story from Rigel’s point of view, and it is a delightful tale for a young audience. The cheerful animation by Tobi Jessop of Tobop Productions not only tells the story of the Rigel’s role in saving some of the survivors of the Titanic, but provides educational talking points for classes and small groups.
The story is voiced by Victorian storyteller Matteo and would be great resource not just for teachers of young children, but also for people learning English. For information on Titanic dog, email Lois Jessop at email@example.com