I have had the lucky opportunity to review Andrew Cope’s first Spy Pups novel Treasure Quest because the lovely @needaphone very kindly managed to get me a copy when she visited her children’s primary school!
For those of you that don’t know the Spy pups’s series are a sequel to the Spy dog series based on a canine secret agent called LARA (Licenced assault and rescue animal) who is a specially trained spy dog by Professor Cortex. Lara can speak seven languages, read, use a computer – an extremely talented dog!
Lara last mission ended in difficulty and she was required to adopt a family via the RSPCA so she could ‘lay low’ for a while. Whilst in the care of the Cook family she had a litter of puppies, all of which found wonderful homes, except two Spud and Star who the family decide to keep. They go into spy training by their mother!
Lara, the Spy Pups and the children are sent away to Aunt Aggie’s home for a break. Aunt Aggie lives in a smuggler’s cottage and tells tales of all the goings on linked with her cottage and the ancient castle up the road. The stories lead them to investigate, which then embarks on an adventure and suddenly the pups are having to protect Aunt Aggie, thwart baddies and get the treasure in time before things go horribly wrong!
The book was so enjoyable, a very easy read (obviously for an adult) but very entertaining. It would be perfect for good readers at age 6 plus and a perfect story to share as a family. Additionally a lovely little series for children to get their teeth into, with each book being just the perfect length and divided into appropriate length chapters. As a parent it is refreshing to read a book that is appropriate for children without any cause for concern with content.
It does make me laugh reading a book that talks about a dog listening to her ipod and it makes me feel old but I would thoroughly recommend this book to you and am going to let my nieces who are 8 and 10 know about them. I particularly think my youngest niece would love them although knowing how much they enjoy books they may have already read them!
Just to let you know that Andrew Cope actually has a rescue dog from the RSPCA called LARA and they have their own brilliant website discussing all the bogs in the spy dogs and spy pup series!
So Andrew and LARA have very kindly said I can giveaway a signed copy of the latest Spy Dog book called Teacher’s Pet which is not out until 7th July!
To enter all I want you do is answer the following question and comment below. Hint: The answer can be found on the Spy Dog Website.
For a bonus entry tweet ‘I want to #win a signed SpyDog book from @spypup over on @MultipleMummy’s blog http://bit.ly/k4U5ui ‘ also commenting to say that you have done so.
Notes: Closing date is 16th July. UK entries Only.Winner will be chosen by random.org
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