Tuesday, 7 July 2015

"Chihuahuas Like Cheese" by Janice Wills Kingsbury.

We received a copy of this title via netgalley.com, in return for an honest review...

Bogie, the Chihuahua, is a rescue dog with a big heart.  Terrified of potential adopters, his foster mom decides to keep him as part of her ever expanding collection of rescue dogs.  
While he may be small, he has a big personality and doesn't seem to notice that he is much smaller than all the other dogs.  Crazy about cheese, he will do anything to get his share.  His sharp bark is the cause of some real life rescues and Bogey becomes a hero-dog...

This short book tells the story of how Bogey became a miniature wonder-dog.  He is clever, cute and always alert.  With the aide of some pretty pictures, kids can see how a rescue pet can be given a second chance at life and can even make a real difference.  The story is sweet but changed from present tense to past tense and therefore lost its momentum.  More suitable to the American audience, there are words and phrases that European readers would not normally encounter, and some sentences are a little long, making them unsuitable for reading aloud to younger children,  Suitable for ages 3+ as a read-aloud book or for age 6+ to read alone.  As an owner of rescue dogs, and foster ones too, I think it's great to have books like this available to children.  Hopefully it will encourage them, in adulthood, to consider animal shelters rather than puppy farms or pet shops, when it comes to choosing a dog...

Chihuahuas Like Cheese is published by Outerbooks Publishing and is available in paperback and ebook format.

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