Mother Daughter Book Reviews is pleased to welcome Jane Ritz, a fellow book lover and reviewer who regularly participates in our Book Review Blitzes. Jane will be sharing her thoughts about “Mike and the Dog-Gone Labradoodle”, the first book in “The Pet Shop Society” middle grade mystery series by Emlyn Chand.
Guest Review: Mike and the Dog-Gone Labradoodle
by Jane Ritz
I read Mike and the Dog Gone Labradoodle by Emlyn Chand and found that this book is wonderful. It tells the story of Mike and his twin sister Maddie. They are twins but are different as night and day. Their relationship changes when Nic, a girl that Mike really likes, comes into his mother’s pet shop crying because she had lost her dog. Mike and his friend went with her to look for the dog while Maddie remained at the pet shop. Later in day when Mike, Nic and his friend had no luck in finding the dog, they returned to the pet shop. Maddie stepped to in help.She decided to take a logical approach to finding the dog.
You have to read this book to find out if she was successful.All the children became friends and formed a club. This made Mike happy because he would get to see more of Nic. The story also has an underlying plot about telling the truth. Maddie had been skipping music lessons and going to the ball field without telling her mom. She did not like the violin lessons. She was grounded for not telling the truth. This book would be a great great for children 8-12. I think it would be a great book to use in a reading group. This book is overflowing with materials that could be used in a reading group or Book Club.
About Mike and the Dog-Gone Labradoodle
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 Guest Reviewer: Jane Ritz
I am a retired second grade and special education teacher.I taught school for 10 years. I have a Master’s Degree in Education. I have a love for children and youth books. You will find many of my reviews on Amazon, Goodreads, and Barnes and Nobles. I also have a page at http://jane-ritz.webnode.com/. Feel free to visit.