Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Mike and the Dog-Gone Labrapoodle by Emlyn Chand

About the Book
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

Book Description: 
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.








Mike and the Dog-Gone Labrapoodle is a wonderful book for young readers starting to read chapter books.  What kid doesn't like dogs.  The chapters are short, which helps boast that confidence in beginning readers.  They are able to feel a sense of accomplishment with each chapter that is read.  It isn't a long drawn out story plot.  It tells the conflict and the solution is called into play Very well designed to keep early readers attention.  I look forward to adding this one to my classroom library. 

Emlyn (4)From an early age, Emlyn Chand has counted books among her best friends. She loves to hear and tell stories and emerged from the womb with a fountain pen grasped firmly in her left hand (true story). Her affinity for the written word extends to absolutely every area of her life: she has published fiction across multiple genres, oversees and contributes as both an editor and an author to the Novel Publicity Guides for Writing & Marketing Fiction series, and loves the written word so much, she even married author Falcon Storm! Don’t forget that she is the founder and president of Novel Publicity too.
The book that changed Emlyn’s life is Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crocket Johnson. It opened her eyes to the world that could exist if only she was willing to create it—a lesson she has never forgotten. Maybe that’s why she loves writing her Bird Brain Book series for children so much!
Emlyn’s first novel, Farsighted, won the prestigious Writer’s Digest Self-Published Novel of the Year award in 2012 for the YA category. She now writes most of her fiction under her real name, Melissa Storm.





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