Friday, April 24, 2015

Woof by Spencer Quinn

When Grammy took Birdie to the pound to pick out a dog, she had no idea she'd pick this big dog that looked like you could never feed it enough to make it happy.  But she decided to let Birdie have her pick.  Birdie names her dog Bowser.  And there you have it:  A new team of Birdie and Bowser will help solve the mystery of the missing marlin...

Scholastic Press and Edelweiss allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be on sale April 28th, so you can grab a copy this week.

I like animals in stories and Bowser is a perfect mutt.  He's smart enough to listen to Birdie and follow her commands, but he can get sidetracked easily.  You know, like by food or interesting smells, or noises, or just about anything else.  Birdie loves him and pets him and he loves her back.

Someone stole the marlin from Grammy's baitshop.  It'd been there for years.  There were rumors there was a treasure map behind it's eyes.  Grammy said that was bunk, but someone must have believed it.

The theft of the fish ties back to a theft during WWI, and all the people involved have passed on.  But someone still believes the tale. Birdie gets into trouble trying to solve the case.  Bowser has to save her from kidnapping.  And the final conflict in bayou is very scary indeed.

This was a good read.  I enjoy this team even if their antics make you smile.  They may be a bit of a bumbling detective team, but they get the job done.  I hope to read more about them in the future. 

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