Woof

Woof

Book - 2015 | First edition.
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Bowser is a dog detective on the loose, paired with an eleven-year-old girl, Birdie. Bowser and Birdie live on the Louisiana coast with Birdie's Grammy.

When a prize stuffed marlin is stolen from Grammy's bait and tackle shop, Birdie and Bowser decide to take on the case. But what looks like a straight-forward break-in soon becomes as tangled as a tourist's fishing line.

Was Grammy hiding a treasure map in the marlin? What's up with Old Man Straker, owner of a rival tackle shop, and his juvenile delinquent son? And most sinister of all, why does it suddenly look as if someone wants to harm Birdie?

Told entirely from Bowser's hilarious dog point of view, Woof launches a brand-new, slightly slobbery, but utterly winning detective duo.

Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, 2015.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780545643313
Branch Call Number: J FIC Quinn
Characteristics: 293 pages ; 22 cm.

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joywolf83
Oct 06, 2015

Obviously its a personal pet peeve, but I hate it when people complain that a dog will eat them out of house and home. (especially when humans eat way more) So sorry to say but that plus the adults in the story turned me off. The grandmother is a cranky, stubborn, mean old lady. The sheriff ignores blatant clues and ignores the kid. That's not funny to me, just mean. Plus the way the dog "thought" made him sound stupid and was confusing.

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Jul 17, 2015

Can't lose with a Spencer Quinn book if you enjoy humor and seeing a mystery through the eyes of a dog who appreciates everything! I love this author and his new character series! I'm an adult and have devoured the Chet and Bernie series; this one is geared more toward kids but was equally enjoyable. Yay, Spencer for conveying your unique understanding of how dogs (probably) think!

Ms_Gaye Jun 03, 2015

Set in the Louisiana swamp, and told from the point of view of the dog, this is a fun and dramatic mystery for grades 4-7.
If you like Sheila Turnage's books, try this one.

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