I’m so excited to be taking part in the Dog Park Book Tour, hosted by The Children’s Book Review. Check out my review below and don’t forget to enter the giveaway.
By Kathryn Kazoleas
Gibson the Labradoodle is about to begin her first day of training to become a dog park ambassador, something she has been dreaming about her entire life. Dog park ambassadors hold a very high honor within the dog park community and have many important roles to make sure the dog park is a fun and safe place to be. She has so many great ideas and cannot wait to get started.
While Gibson is training alongside lead ambassador and trainer, Meistro the bulldog, things don’t go as planned. Gibson meets challenge after challenge and isn’t allowed to introduce any of her new ideas. Being a dog park ambassador isn’t what she thought it would be, so she starts to question whether the role is really for her. At the end of her very first training shift, and just as she’s about to give up and tell Meistro she isn’t cut out to be a dog park ambassador after all, there’s an emergency at the river. One of the dog park’s new puppies, Clover, has swum too far out and cannot get back to shore.
Gibson’s best friend and greatest supporter, Stretch the dachshund, convinces her she must help. Gibson springs into action, with Stretch at her side and encouraging her the entire time. Gibson saves the day…almost! Having been swept downstream and far away from the dog park, Gibson is forced to lead the trio back to safety. There’s only one way back through a dark forest with strange sounds and smells. The sun is starting to go down and everybody is tired and scared. But Gibson knows she has to get her friends back home, despite what or who gets in her way.
What an incredibly cute story with some great messages. Gibson is a Labradoodle who has longed to be a dog park ambassador. When she finally makes it, her boss doesn’t like the way she handles things. However, Gibson learns that through hard work and not giving up that she can accomplish her dreams. This is a short little chapter book that would be great for those younger dog lovers in your life. Even if they aren’t fond of dogs, this book will still be appealing. The chapters are short and will keep the kids motivated. I thought the characters were great and definitely relatable for the age range. Overall really cute book and can’t wait to check out the sequel!
About The Author
Kathryn Kazoleas is a Canadian author. Her furry roommates and copy-editors Keeva the cat, as well as Koa and Freddy the labradoodles, inspire her stories every day. The way they see and experience the world inspires her to dream up and express what she can only describe as fun, chaotic, and innocent adventures. Kathryn has been writing for many, many years, with her most recent work being the middle-grade chapter books “Dog Park” and its sequel “Dog Daycare”. Her short story “Just Be There” can also be found in Chicken Soup for the Soul’s “My Hilarious, Heroic, Human Dog”.
Enter for a chance to win an autographed copy of Dog Park and its sequel Dog Daycare!
One (1) grand prize winner receives:
- A signed copy of Dog Park
- A signed copy of Dog Daycare
Two (2) winners receive:
- A signed copy of Dog Park
Huge thanks to The Children’s Book Review and Kathryn for my gifted copy! Grab yours below!
Thank you so much for stopping by today, have a wonderful day!!