Friday, May 6, 2011
Smells Like Dog
Reading level: Ages 9-12
Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers;
Reprint edition (April 12, 2011)
Meet Homer Pudding, an ordinary farm boy who's got big dreams-to follow in the footsteps of his famous treasure-hunting uncle. But when Uncle Drake mysteriously disappears, Homer inherits two things: a lazy, droopy dog with no sense of smell, and a mystery.
Why would his uncle call this clumsy dog his "most treasured possession?" And why did he put a gold coin on the dog's collar?
And who will continue Uncle Drake's quest-to find the most coveted pirate treasure in the world?
Join Homer, his sister Gwendolyn, and Dog on an adventure that will test their wits and courage as they leave their peaceful farm and head into a world where ruthless treasure hunters hide around every corner. Where they discover that Dog has a hidden talent and that treasure might be closer than they ever imagined...
Great read for boy or girl age 9 through 14.
(Thank you to Hachette Book Group for my review copy.)