Mike and the Dog-Gone Labradoodle (The Pet Shop Society #1)
New from the multiple award-winning author of the Bird Brain Books series, is a lower grade mystery series for kids 7-11 years old.Mike and the Dog-Gone Labradoodle by Emlyn Chand
Evolved Publishing presents the first book in "The Pet Shop Society" series of mystery/detective stories centered around some young amateur sleuths and, of course, their parents' pet shop. [DRM-...more
Mike is a sixth grade boy who has a crush on Nic (Nicole) but as far as he knows, she doesn't realize he exists. When she barges into his family's pet shop his luck is about to change. Nic's dog is missing and she needs help finding her beloved pooch. So Mike, his sister and their respective best friends team up to solve the mystery.
A light-hearted story but some great, real life moral and reasoning skill lessons. It is well thought out and balanced ...more
I thought this was such a cute story that shows that if you work together you can do anything you put your mind to. It also teaches that so ...more
We received this book as part of a review blitz for an honest review.
I was kind of wondering how K would have enjoyed this book. One being it is a chapter book and second there are no pictures. We read a chapter a night and there are only 8 chapters so it only took us 8 days to finish it. K was okay with it being a chapter book and he said he thought it was funny how the dog escaped. I liked the little lesson within the story about lying and how you should ...more
Mike and his twin sister Maddie couldn't be more different. Mike loves sports and Maddie loves books, but when the new girl's dog winds up missing they put their differences aside to help. Nic is frantic when she realizes her dog, Baxter, isn't in the yard where he's supposed to be. She stops by Mike and Maddie's mom's pet shop to see if they've seen Baxter. Mike has had a crush on ...more
The story is clever, well-paced, and told with h ...more
Mike and Maddie's mother owns the pet shop in town. It is Nic Chang's first stop when looking for her lost dog, Baxter. Mike, Maddie and their two best friends resolve to help Nic unravel the mystery of her lost dog, and they start at the scene of the crime.
It's about a brother and sister who decide to help the new girl in their town find her missing dog. It's a little on the shorter side, but it's fun, easy to read, and enjoyable. It sort of takes me back to being a kid. I'd read stories like this growing up.
Anyway, Mike and his sister ...more
Mike and the Dog-gone Labradoodle is a cute and easy read for early readers ready to begin chapter books.
The children, Mike, Maddie, Nic, Bree, and Tyler, are all in the 6th grade. I think this is perfect for 1st-5th graders to be reading, since they tend to idolize the biggest kids in the elementary school.
In this first book in the series, Mike and Tyler are best friends, Bree and Maddie are also best friends, and Nic is the new girl in town. They team up to find Nic’s missing do ...more
REVIEW BY: Angel, age 12 years, 11 months
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This is a fun short story with a mysterious mystery! I love how the mystery of the disappearing dog relates to a tween's everyday life!
Twins, Mike and Maddie, have been different since they were born, but when Mike's school crush; Nic, loses her dog, Mike and his best friend Tyler go out of their way to find where they ...more
The first book in the Pet Shop Society series sets up the continuation of the series by getting a group of friends together to solve a mystery. Once they've successfully solved it, they decide they want to be a club, thus making it possible for future books.
I think this book would be great for elementary school readers. It's engaging and the person telling the story, Mike, is a 12 year old boy and we definitely hear the story as if ...more
When I was a little girl, I loved reading! Kids these days have way too many things to do that keep them away from reading. That is sad! Their entire days are scheduled down to the minute. Homework, sports, electronics take the place of reading a good book!
This book is the perfect book to get your child to love reading! It is a cute, quick story about animals and friends. What could be better? Mike, his sister Maddie, and their friends ...more
I think that the book will appeal to younger kids though (still within the age range indicated but probably more for 6-8 year old kids). My daughter is way too young (2yo) t ...more
The initial search ends with a fail and Mike and Tyler are late back for dinner, Mike's twin sister Maddie was supposed to let their mum know where he was but didn't as she thought that it was his responsibility. The twins are like chalk and cheese and there is the us ...more
It's a quick and interesting book. The story draws me in as if I were a kid again, eager to find out the missing dog's whereabouts.
This mystery is perfect for kids who are 7-11 years old since it's not complicated.
It's really nice as an event could prove to be beneficial to Mike and his sister. It's a positive change as the story progresses.
I would definitely recommend it to moms who have kids of the mentioned age range.
This story starts from Nic's dog is gone and since Mike had a tiny crush at Nic, he wanted to impress her by helping her find the dog. When Maddie and her best friend started helping too, they started to find more clues leading to to the discovery of finding the dog.
The story is really good with the thought evoking discovery. I like it when Maddie started pointing out what some people might missed and Mike's enthusiasm in helping Nic.
I can't wait to read Maddie's ...more
My son and I decided to do a December reading challenge. This is the first book on our list to read together. We really enjoyed this little mystery. He thinks this book reminds him of Scooby and the gang solving mysteries. His favorite part is when the kids found Baxter. Baxter was a pretty smart dog and definitely my son's favorite character. We are looking forward to reading the next book together.
Good book about making friends and learning to work in cooperation with siblings.
I enjoyed seeing how their minds worked through the problems of thinking like the missing dog.
Good lesson in being open and honest when speaking to parents.
I was given this book in exchange for an honest review.
I think that kids of all ages will enjoy the story. It is about finding a lost dog, and in the process finding new friends.
I would highly recommend it to all young people!
They help each other and their new friend and realize the importance of listening and supporting others. The Pet Shop Society is formed by all five of them and this is just the beginning of their adventures.
I enjoyed the relaxed tone and language of the book, v ...more
This is a story about Mike a young teenage boy and Maggie his sister that doesn’t see things the same way, a new girl Nic stops at the pet shop that their mother owns searching desperately for her Labradoodle. Mike having a crush on Nic decided he would volunteer to help search for her dog, along with Mikes sister Maddie and two friends. Each one of the friends bring their own skills to the hunt to solve the mystery disappearance of Nic dog Baxter, they wound up to the escape scene, where it hap ...more
Main characters, Maddie and Mike are sixth grade twins who could not be more opposite. Maddie loves readi ...more
Melissa Storm is a mother first, and everything else second. She used to write under the pseudonym Emlyn Chand, but finally had the confidence to come out as herself to the world. Her fiction is highly personal and often based on true stories. Writing is Melissa's way of showing her daughter just how beautiful life can be, when you pay attention to the everyday wonders that surround us.