Sunday, June 13, 2010

Smells Like Dog by Suzanne Selfors

This promotion will be a bit different. The author, Suzanne Selfors, will drop by tomorrow and answer any questions she receives about her book. She's doing a blog tour. Read my review and if you have anything you'd like to ask her about, post your question here on the blog. She'll answer them tomorrow!

Imagine a dog that can't smell - how strange is that???

Homer Pudding is a boy without a place in a life. He has a good family, but he's a bit overweight and not exceptionally smart, and he just doesn't seem to fit in life on a goat farm. He's got chores, but no fun. So he admires his Uncle Drake who travels all over searching for treasure. It's not so much the treasure he wants, but the adventures would be great!

Then his uncle vanishes in a totally mysterious way, which Homer just can't understand. And he inherits Drake's most treasured possession. Which happens to be a bassett hound with real sad eyes...

His Dad doesn't like the dog, he raises purebreds to help on the farm and this dog is no good for that. The dog howls if he can't hang out with Homer. And he eats things he shouldn't because he can't smell anything.

Homer's life is getting worse and worse. And then he finds a coin hidden on the dog's collar and thinks it may be a clue to what happened to his uncle and where the treasure might be buried. But can he find out by himself with an almost worthless dog?

If you'd like to read about Homer and his adventures, I'm giving my review copy of this book from Little Brown Kids away. Just follow these directions:

1) Leave a comment here on the blog.
2) Send me an email at info @ (take out the spaces) with your name and address and why you would like to read the book. I'll pick a winner in about a week.

My questions for Suzanne:

Did turtles come into the story because you live on an island in Washington State?

Have you always had an active imagination?

If you have questions, leave them as comments here on the blog!


Anonymous said...

Sounds like a wonderful story for my nephew.
For Suzanne Selfors.

Did you have pets in your childhood ?
If so what important role did they play in your life ? you have a son or a younger brother ?

Suzanne Selfors said...

Hi Bobbie.
Pets? I practically lived in a zoo. A dog, two cats, countless gerbils and parakeets (eventual victims of our cats), pigs, ducks, rabbits, I don't know how my mother put up with all those creatures.
And the role they played...I love animals! I'd like to mention here that this new book of mine, Smells Like Dog, is not a sad dog story. I have vowed to never write a sad dog story. In other words - the dog does not die.

I have a son and a daughter. I write all my books for them.
Thanks for your questions. You can visit me at