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In a nutshell: It’s a (very funny, very readable) dog’s life
June 2018 Book of the Month |Narrated at breathless speed by super-excited puppy Junior, this new series is spot-on for newly confident readers. Junior’s honest, direct, puppy’s-eye-view account of his life with new owner Ruff Catch-a-bone (aka much-loved Patterson character Rafe Khatchadorian) is one of non-stop domestic drama. Junior’s enthusiasm for life is catching, and it’s impossible not to be completely caught up in his descriptions of his daily activities. Excitement comes in the form of puppy-obedience training, and reaches a climax at a local dog show. Junior’s future depends on him winning a prize, which he does, but in a typically funny and unexpected way. Great fun, and super-readable too, helped by well-spaced, large type and Richard Watson’s comic illustrations.
Introducing Junior, the newest member of the Khatchadorian family! After being adopted by Rafe and his family Junior settles into life at the Khatchadorian house, finding all the best nap spots and taking on his nemesis, the vacuum cleaner. But, like his new owner, trouble seems to follow Junior and his friends from the dog shelter wherever they go. Not even the local park is safe!
In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel members were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can read their full reviews by clicking here.
Lively and funny, these illustrated chaotic canine capers will keep young readers entertained and eagerly anticipating further instalments of Junior's diaries. Armadillo magazine
Got a lot of laughs from our testers, two of whom are obsessed with dogs, so they particularly loved it. It tells the story from a dog's point of view and has plenty of illustrations for kids to enjoy ... A popular choice. Independent Online
|Publication date:||31st May 2018|
|Author:||Steven Butler & James Patterson|
|Publisher:||Arrow (Young) an imprint of Cornerstone|
|Suitable for:||5+ readers, 7+ readers|
|Genres:||Humorous, School Stories|
|Recommendations:||Books of the Month|
|Other Categories:||Reviewed by Children, Summer Reading|
Steven Butler is the Roald Dahl Funny Prize shortlisted author of The Wrong Pong series, The Nothing to See Here Hotel and The Diary of Dennis the Menace series. He's also an actor, dancer and trained aerialist as well as a keen observer of trolls and their disgusting habits. His Primary school headmaster was the fantastically funny author Jeremy Strong. James Patterson is the bestselling author of the highly-praised Middle School books, Kenny Wright: Superhero, Homeroom Diaries, Jacky Ha-Ha, Word of Mouse, and the I Funny, House of Robots and Treasure Hunters, series. A film based on the first book ...More About Steven Butler & James Patterson