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Puppy Academy: Scout And The Sausage Thief

Puppy Academy: Scout And The Sausage Thief, July 2015
Puppy Academy 1
by Gill Lewis

Oxford University Press
Featuring: Scout
128 pages
ISBN: 0192739204
EAN: 9780192739209
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"PUPPY ACADEMY: SCOUT AND THE SAUSAGE THIEF is a lovely book for kids..."

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Puppy Academy: Scout And The Sausage Thief
Gill Lewis

Reviewed by Clare O'Beara
Posted August 12, 2015

Young Adult Adventure | Young Adult

With cartoon capers and friendly dogs, welcome to PUPPY ACADEMY: SCOUT AND THE SAUSAGE THIEF, first in a series about pups training to be working dogs. Some of the dogs want to be search and rescue dogs, or to guide blind people. Young Scout is keen to be a police dog like her German Shepherd parents. Her big ambition is to catch the notorious sausage thief Frank Furter in the act.

Scout is a determined character who is caring enough to help a child although it makes her late for class. She is also too well-trained to talk back when she is unfairly scolded. This combination means that on the day of her big tests, she doesn't do as well as she'd hoped. In fact, everyone is upset with her. What can she do to resolve the issues? And will she ever live out that dream of nabbing the villain Frank Furter?

The expressive pictures and interesting facts about police dogs will keep young readers interested, while the tale may help them learn some lessons. The broad spread of working dogs means that the Puppy Academy series has plenty of scope. Gill Lewis has been a veterinarian and lives in England. Her first dog was a German Shepherd, just like Scout. PUPPY ACADEMY: SCOUT AND THE SAUSAGE THIEF is a lovely book for kids and will make many friends.

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Puppies to the rescue! From animal expert Gill Lewis, Puppy Academy is a fun new series introducing young readers to a team of plucky, irresistible puppies, learning their jobs as working dogs. A must for animal-loving boys and girls aged six to eight years. Scout is excited about the day ahead at the Sausage Dreams Puppy Academy - because today she's taking her Care in the Community test, an important step on her way to achieving her dream of becoming a police dog. But a good deed goes wrong and suddenly Scout is left on her own while her friends take the tests to get their badges. Can Scout put things right and make up for her mistakes? And then there's the mysterious sausage thief who's at large in Little Barking - if only Scout could find a way of catching him...

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