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Penny and Rio: The Mysterious Backyard Meeting

4.67  ·  Rating details ·  15 ratings  ·  9 reviews
Penny and Rio are two dogs who are complete opposites. Penny is curious and always on the go, while Rio prefers a good nap. At their new house, Penny discovers that their backyard is the meeting place for several different animals. Penny doesn't know why a cat, a groundhog, a squirrel, and an owl could possibly be meeting, but she knows she has to find out. She comes up wi ...more
Paperback, 44 pages
Published December 16th 2008 by Mirror Publishing (first published February 3rd 2008)
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Jane Maritz
Aug 02, 2009 rated it really liked it
Ever wonder why on earth your dog dug up the flowers? Or barked like mad to get out in the middle of the night? Or crawled under the fence? Or snuck into the neighbor's house?

The Penny and Rio series just might have the answers for you as it delves into life from a dog's perspective. It's all part of your detective dog's mystery-solving duties, of course...

In the book Penny & Rio: The Mysterious Backyard Meeting, you'll meet two completely opposite canines. Penny uncovers a plot by a cat, an owl
First book in an exciting mystery series for children

An award-winning debut adventure series for young children, this book not only gives the child a pair of unlikely investigators, but delivers a message as well. Much like a chapter book with very short chapters, it can be read to younger children, or used as an early reader. Jennifer Swanson is really onto something with this mystery series.

The two investigators, Penny and Rio, are two dogs with different personalities. When Penny discovers a
Mar 23, 2010 rated it it was amazing

I actually read this book after the other Penny & Rio book that was book 2. This book is actually the 1st book in a series but it didn't seam to matter. These story's can be read as a stand alone book. My children enjoyed this just as much as the other one we had finished reading.

These two pet detectives seam to find adventures everywhere well I should say Penny finds the adventures while Rio would prefer to nap at their new house. Penny finds out that their back yard has some unusual animals me
Apr 29, 2010 rated it really liked it
Penny & Rio: The Mysterious Backyard Meeting
By Jennifer Swanson

Penny & Rio move to a new home! Eager to check out her new back yard, Penny discovers an Owl and a cat talking to each other. Rio, who is completely content lying on the porch and enjoying the sun, tells her to stop being so curious and ignore the "meeting" she claims the two animals are having. Penny is just sure the animals are up to something. She makes a hide out and spies on their meeting, uncovering a plot to break into the n
Kristi Bernard
Sep 02, 2010 rated it it was amazing
If your children love pets then they will love Penny & Rio. These two dogs are very funny. This story gives kids a pets point of view as to what makes them bark and take a lot of naps.

This five chapter book is an enjoyable read. For a young earlier reader this page turner will keep your little reader wanting more. I love that these pups teach a child team work and how to solve a mystery. They will learn to put together clues on their own. Penny and Rio is a good way to get your child hooked on m
Mar 25, 2010 rated it really liked it
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This is a cute story about two dogs named Penny and Rio. One of the dogs lays around and sleeps and the other one seems to be on the go most of the time. She is always wondering what the other animals are up to. She is all for protecting hers and the neighbors house from the other animals and keeps up until she finds out the real reason the other animals are having meetings in her yard and trying to get in her neighbors house.

This is an early chapter book which is geared for learning. This book
Angela Simmons
Oct 13, 2009 rated it it was amazing
“Penny and Rio, The Mysterious Backyard Meeting”, is a charming little story of two lovable dogs. Penny is always out looking for a new adventure while her sister Rio is always looking for a new place to nap. When they arrive at their new house, Penny discovers a group of local animals are holding secret meeting in her backyard. Determined to find out what these meetings are all about Penny discovers the perfect spot to spy. Finally she discovers that the cat, groundhog, squirrel, and owl are pr ...more
Carol Evans
This was a cute story about not prejudging people, or animals as the case may be. We read it aloud in about 15 minutes. Amber (9) liked it, probably because 90% of the characters were animals. There were a couple grammar mistakes, but they didn't interrupt the flow of the story. ...more
Sep 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Great fun book to read with your child that both of you will enjoy.
Lots of illustration in the book to keep everyone interested in reading.
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