Cauli Le Chat

Cauli Le Chat
Cauli Le Chat, MPL Roving Reporter

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

A Lucky Scurrydog, I'll Venture

Although I've been retired for some time from my job as MPL feline roving reporter, I couldn't resist blogging about an exciting new children's chapter book, Lucky, by Chris Hill. It's about scurrydogs.  Well, that's what I call them.  You may call them something else entirely.

Lucky, by Chris Hill
(MPL Book Trailer #263)

You'll see why this red scurrydog is called Lucky in our book trailer (above).  I'll help with the reading-between-the-lines bit:

  • Lucky escaped the talons of a hawkenswooper (humans call them hawks, probably for short);
  • He was "adopted" by a grey scurrydog clan called the Cloudfoot;
  • He hasn't gotten beaten up (yet) by the rival scurrydog clan, the Northenders;
  • He's living in Albion Park, which has bunches of places where humans toss away perfectly good food (plus the trees have nuts, the bushes berries, etc., which I assume scurrydogs eat);
  • None of the many other predators in the park (including slobberdogs and felines) have decided to make a snack out of him; and
  • He's a character in a book, so the writer can get him out of any tight jams with a flourish of keyboard strokes.
Actually, it's quite an exciting story for children who enjoy chapter books (so we're talking human elementary school grades 3-6, presumably).  I'd recommend it for humans aged 8-11. Younger felines, of course, might enjoy it, too.  Slobberdogs might, also, if they had someone to read to them (like our Paws to Read program at the Library).

The book is now available to checkout from our Evergreen Indiana catalog.

Now, I'd best get back to watching scurrydogs raiding the backyard feeders.  Retirement doesn't do itself, you know.

Your (Retired) Roving Reporter On The Go,

Cauli Le Chat

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