Kid’s Book Review: Michael and the Amazing Mind-Reading Sausage Dog

Kid’s Book Review: Michael and the Amazing Mind-Reading Sausage Dog

About the Book and Author

This illustrated early reader is a fun story and perfect for helping young readers to gain confidence in reading for pleasure.

Michael’s dream is to go from being an unknown pup to a Hollywoof sensation and global su-paw-star. But becoming famous is no walkies in the park… How long will it take Michael’s fellow inhabitants of Snuffles-by-Sea to recognise his amazing talent? And with the help of his trusty sidekick, Stanley Big Dog, what can possibly go wrong?

Michael and the Amazing Mind-Reading Sausage Dog
Terrie Chilvers

Terrie Chilvers writes funny middle grade fiction and non-fiction. When she’s not writing children’s books, she works as a freelance copywriter and social media consultant.

Tim Budgen is an illustrator with a real passion for character design and storytelling. His illustration work has been described as ‘story telling with whimsical charm, warmth and humour’ and he’d like to think that is pretty true!

 

Book Review

I read it so fast because I couldn’t wait to know what happens next

I like the book because it’s a bit funny like when Stanley Big Dog’s uncle just burst into the café they were in and interrupted them and when Stanley Big Dog was being silly all the time.

I also like the way Michael rotates from the least famous sausage dog in snuffles by sea to the most famous sausage dog in Hollywoof.

I enjoyed the end bit where Michael wins a competition in Hollywoof because it’s a happy ending.

There wasn’t a table of contents but I went straight into reading the book. I read it so fast because I couldn’t wait to know what happens next.

The chapters are short so it’s easy to remember where you are and there was a sausage dog bookmark to help. It was nice to see the author is writing more sausage dog books.

Reviewer Profile

  • Name: Yusuf
  • Age: 8 years
  • Likes: swimming, Lego and bike rides
  • Dislikes: Brussel sprouts and dogs
  • Favourite Book: The Adventures of Tintin by Hergé
  • Favourite Song: Tala'a Al Badru Alayna (Arabic song)