Here's MIDDLE SCHOOL for young readersthrough the eyes of Rafe Khatchadorian's misbehaving mutt, Junior! When rule-breaking Rafe has to train his new dog in obedience school, you know things are about to get really ruff!
Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy! I've been waiting for ages to tell my story, and now it's finally happening! Being Rafe's dog isn't always easy, but it is always EXCITING! I've got so much to tell you about:
-How I protect the yard from birds, raccoons, squirrels, raccoons, mail carriers...and did I mention RACCOONS?
-Sniffing pooch posteriors for the latest canine news.
-And the terrifying monster hiding in the hall closet: the vacuum cleaner!
These were all the most paw-some parts of my doggie lifeuntil the evil Mrs. Stricker threatened to send me back to the pound if I didn't learn to behave. Now Rafe and I have to go to obedience school and win the trophy for Best Trained Dog...or else!
About the Author
James Patterson is the world's bestselling author. He has donated more than one million books to students and soldiers, as well as millions of dollars to independent bookstores and school libraries. He lives in Florida with his family.
Hometown:Palm Beach, Florida
Date of Birth:March 22, 1947
Place of Birth:Newburgh, New York
Education:B.A., Manhattan College, 1969; M.A., Vanderbilt University, 1971
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Funny set-up for the Dog Diaries series. Told from a dog's point-0f-view. He has his own vocabulary. He is funny as he talks about leaving the shelter and getting his pet human. I enjoyed his unique view on his actions and the reactions of others. I could picture him doing the things he did. This book made me happy and I look forward to more of Ruff and him.
Written from a dog's point of view, this transitional reader will be a quick read for third to fifth graders. It is the story of Junior, a newly rescued dog, who doesn't quite understand why his new people family isn't as enthusiastic about his antics as he is. Kids will find this a charming and funny story with lots of illustrations throughout.