Damian Drooth, Supersleuth: Dog Snatchers
When a neighbour’s dog goes missing, Damian and his gang of detective apprentices are called in to help find it. First they try posters – but for some reason the newsagent is not happy that they have super-glued their hand-drawn posters to his window. Then they try a decoy. And when that doesn’t work, they resort to ‘rescuing’ dogs that have been left on the street, and taking them back to Damian’s shed. As angry dog owners bear down on them, very luckily the original missing dog turns up!
Barbara says: When I was eight or nine, I used to pretend I was a detective, just like Damian. My friend, Liz, and I used to watch people walking down our street and we would write 'clues' in our notebooks. I don't remember catching any criminals!
My 11 year old, dog-loving daugther lapped this up in an hour, with a few chortles along the way, and gave it 9 out 10. She's not book crazy so it's nice to have something this length that doesn't become a nag or a chore! More in the series too, which is great.