A dog gets lost and the search that follows leads to new friendships and better understanding between siblings. The hotshot new girl of the school Nic loses her dog and the twins Mike and Maddie offer to help her along with their friends.
They help each other and their new friend and realize the importance of listening and supporting others. The Pet Shop Society is formed by all five of them and this is just the beginning of their adventures.
I enjoyed the relaxed tone and language of the book, very suitable for our young readers since it mimics their own. It is a simple, fun story for young readers and the twists and surprises keep it peppy and fun as they go along to solve the puzzle of the missing dog.
The twin brother and sister of Mike and Maddie learn that arguing all the time is not the best approach to sort things and start to have a better understanding and respect for each other.
Making new friends and a brand new detective agency to solve cases involving pets, this book teaches and is a fun read as well. Both boys and girls can identify with the characters and I found Mike so endearing; he reminded me of my son, so naughty and full of ideas.
This is a witty, humorous story that keeps the pages turning, looking forward to new adventures with The Pet Shop Society!
( © I received a copy of the book from Mother Daughter Book Reviews; the review is my own.)
Mike and the Dog-Gone Labradoodle
by Emlyn Chand
[Lower Grade Chapter Books, Mystery/Detective Story, Animals/Pets, Kids 7-11 Years Old]
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.
Be sure to check out all of Emlyn Chand’s books!
The Pet Shop Society – Book 1: Mike and the Dog-Gone Labradoodle The Pet Shop Society – Book 2: Maddie and the Purrfect Crime The Pet Shop Society – Book 3: Tyler and the Blabber-Mouth Birds Bird Brain Books – Book 1:Honey the Hero Bird Brain Books – Book 2: Davey the Detective Bird Brain Books – Book 3: Poppy the Proud Bird Brain Books – Book 4: Tommy Goes Trick-or-Treating Bird Brain Books – Book 5: Courtney Saves ChristmasBird Brain Books – Book 6: Vicky Finds a Valentine Bird Brain Books – Book 7: Izzy the Inventor Bird Brain Books – Book 8: Ricky the Runt Bird Brain Books – Book 9: Larry the Lonely Bird Brain Books – Book 10: Sammy Steals the Show Bird Brain Books – Book 11: Polly Wants to be a PirateBird Brain Books – Book 12: Ruby to the Rescue.
Emlyn Chand was born with a fountain pen grasped firmly in her left hand (true story). Novel Publicity’s mascot is a sun conure, thanks to her obsession with birds-and she gets to decide anyway since she is the company’s founder and president. Although her 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. Learn more or connect with her (or her Sun Conure, Ducky!) on either of her author websites:www.emlynchand.com or www.melstorm.com or via Tsu, Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn.