I enjoy being a part of Mother Daughter Book Review Promotions. I can always expect a fun book to read, that will appeal to kids everywhere and this one was no exception. Mike and the Dog-Gone Labradoodle follows Mike Adams as he tries to impress the new girl in school, Nic, by helping her find her lost dog. When an afternoon spent with his best friend Tyler, along with Nic, looking all over town for the dog comes up empty, Mike is forced to admit that his twin sister Maddie and her best friend Bree might have some great ideas. Only by all five of the sixth graders joining forces can they hope to piece together where Baxter may have gotten off to and who knows what great things that could lead to?
This is an adorable chapter book adventure for elementary school aged kids. Kid sleuths are always a big hit with that crowd and this book has five of them. It promotes the idea that kids who have different strengths and interests can work together and even be friends. The Pet Shop Society promises to be an entertaining set of books. Ages 7-11is the suggested age range. I do think this story will appeal to that age group and children even younger will enjoy having it read to them. However, I feel that the reading level is around third or fourth grade.
This Bookworm awards “Mike and the Dog-Gone Labradoodle” 5 Tomes
I gratefully accepted a copy of this book, as part of a promotion with Mother Daughter Book Reviews, in exchange for a fair and Honest review.
About the Book
Title: Mike and the Dog-Gone Labradoodle (The Pet Shop Society, Book #1) | Author: Emlyn Chand | Publication Date: September 26, 2015 | Publisher: Evolved Publishing | Pages: 43 | Recommended Ages: 7 to 11
Mike Adams has always been a pretty average kid. He hates homework, love sports, and spends a lot of his day bugging his twin sister Maddie—because, after all, she deserves it.
But one day, everything changes. Nic Chang’s dog goes missing.
Mike, his sister and their two best friends join forces to search for the truth and, with it, the missing pet. Will Mike and Maddie find a way to put their differences aside and save the day? And just where did that dog-gone labradoodle go?
Put your thinking caps on and prepare to find the answers in the premier installment of The Pet Shop Society, a brand new mystery series for readers aged 7-11.
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About the Author: Emlyn Chand
The book that changed Emlyn’s life is Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crocket Johnson. It opened her eyes to the world that could exist if only she was willing to create it—a lesson she has never forgotten. Maybe that’s why she loves writing her Bird Brain Book series for children so much!
Emlyn’s first novel, Farsighted, won the prestigious Writer’s Digest Self-Published Novel of the Year award in 2012 for the YA category. She now writes most of her fiction under her real name, Melissa Storm.