Dog Diaries

Dog Diaries

Book - 2018
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When rule-breaking Rafe has to train his mischievous mutt at obedience school, things are about to get really ruff in this Middle School book for kids and animal lovers everywhere!
Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy! I've been waiting for ages to tell my story, and now it's finally happening! Being Rafe's dog isn't always easy, but it is always EXCITING! I've got so much to tell you about: How I protect the yard from birds, raccoons, squirrels, raccoons, mail carriers . . . and did I mention RACCOONS? Sniffing pooch posteriors for the latest canine news. And the terrifying monster hiding in the hall closet: the vacuum cleaner !
These were all the most paw-some parts of my doggie life -- until the evil Mrs. Stricker threatened to send me back to the pound if I didn't learn to behave. Now Rafe and I have to go to obedience school and win the trophy for Best Trained Dog . . . or else!
Publisher: New York :, Jimmy Patterson Books, Little, Brown, and Company,, 2018
Edition: First North American edition
ISBN: 9780316487481
Branch Call Number: J PAT
Characteristics: 190 pages :,illustrations ;,22 cm
Additional Contributors: Butler, Steven 1983-
Watson, Richard 1980-


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Dec 11, 2018

This is Book one in the Dog Diaries series by Patterson and Steven Butler, a spinoff of the popular Rafe Katchadorian Middle School series, told from Junior's (the dog's) perspective. I found this book light on spine/story, but I enjoyed the humor and illustrations (c'mon, why doesn't Richard Watson, illustrator, have his name on the cover? Give credit where it's due!) Ruff Catch-a-Doggy-Bone is back as Junior's own pet human, and in short, Junior has behavioral issues that need addressing. The reading level felt like upper elementary school (grades 3-5) instead of middle school, perhaps the authors are targeting reluctant readers. Much simpler than the rest in the Rafe middle school series. If you want a light no-brainer, a very quick read, this is your book.

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