Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Jack Russell: Dog Detective: The Lying Postman

Odgers, Darrel and Sally. 2007. The Lying Postman. Kane/Miller. 80 pages.

This is the fourth in the Dog Detective series by Darrel and Sally Odgers. Here are my links to the first three books: Dog Den Mystery, The Phantom Mudder, The Mugged Pug. What mystery will our dog detective solve this go round? When Auntie Tidge (and Foxie) cat sit Fat Molly, the whole neighborhood gets a bit moody. Foxie doesn't like that he gets put on a diet. But he really, really doesn't like the fact that there's a new postman making rounds in the neighborhood. And instead of being a good sport, he's a big old meanie. He kicks Foxie for barking! And that's just the beginning. He is talking bad not just about Foxie...but about all the dogs in the neighborhood. Accusing them of biting, attacking, and acting wild. Something has to be done, but just what will that something be?! Can Jack solve this case before all the dogs get a bad rep?

I just thought I'd mention that while these books are part of a series, the books stand alone quite nicely. You don't have to read the books in any particular order.

I also thought I'd share a few of my favorite Jack fact's:

Jack's Facts
Cats insult dogs.
Dogs insult cats.
The cats always start it, therefore it's their fault.
This is a fact. (11)

Jack's Facts
Postmen always rattle mailboxes.
Dogs bark when postmen rattle.
Postmen yell when dogs bark.
That's how you play the Postman Game.
This is a fact. (14)

© Becky Laney of Young Readers

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