Written by Ben Fogle and Steve Cole, Illustrated by Nikolas Ilic Published by Harper Collins Children’s
Mr Dog is on the road again, or in this case, on a boat travelling to an island. As he is a stowaway, he is using his nose to help him figure out what is happening in this new place. There seems to be some mystery involving a hedge. A chance encounter with a basset hound named Dandy, leaves Mr Dog with a mystery to solve about hedgehogs.
Mr Dog loves an adventure and sets off straight away!
It turns out that Dandy, his owner, and their dog sniffer friends are hunting hedgehogs. The gentleman Mr Dog cannot let this happen- he is a friend to all creatures.
Putting his own sniffer to use, he soon meets Hog, a young hedgehog. As night draws near, they realise they are in incredible danger from Dandy and his gang.
It’s going to take more than hiding out to avoid being captured or worse.
Hog and Mr Dog work together and put their trust in each other to make it to a safe destination on the island.
I continue to be a huge fan of Mr Dog and love his kindness to all creatures, his willingness to save them and his elegant red and white hanky around his neck. He is indeed handsome and could perhaps become Sir Dog!
Mr DogAn excellent book series for younger readers and those who love animals. Ben always adds a special informative page about the focus animals to help children know more about them.
There is a sample of the next book in the back so I am already looking forward to that! Keep them coming Ben and Steve.
Illustrations by the talented Nikolas Ilic