My eight year old daughter loved Smells Like Dog, by Suzanne Selfors.
I found her devouring this book in the living room, in her bed before falling asleep, and at the kitchen table.
She had this yellow covered book with her at all times in these past few days.
Below is an interview with my daughter with responses in her own words.
Q. Describe this book in a few sentences
A. I mainly liked Smells Like Dog because its about a dog which is my favorite animal, who can smell only treasure. Only treasure, not anything else. He belongs to Homer W. Pudding. Homer lives on a goat farm and has to do a lot of chores and goat farming . He loves reading about treasures and coins and stuff.
And one day at breakfast, his father told his brother, Drake H. Pudding, that he shouldn’t go to the city, and instead, stay on the goat farm with him. But he didn’t listen, and nothing good happened in the city, and that’s how Drake H. Pudding ended up in a giant tortoise’s stomach. They recently found out about his Uncle Drake’s death and recently got his will. There’s a note from the Snooty’s, a law office, and a will. They got overalls and some shoes and also a dog with a coin on it with the initials of L.O.S.T on it.
Homer knew there should have been more than overalls and shoes and the dog, but there wasn’t. So Homer and his sister Gwendolyn ran away from home. Madam is someone who owns a museum of natural history in the city.
He meets someone who owns a tomato soup stand, but soon finds out that he was being lied to when he meets these people named Agitbh and Zelda. They’re from a secret foundation called Legends or Special Treasures.
Q. Describe the main characters
A. The main characters are Homer W. Pudding. Homer is a 12 year old boy who lives in Milkydale, the home of the goat farmers. His dog named “Dog” who was the droopiest dog they ever saw, but it turns out he can actually smell treasure.
Q. What is your most favorite scene in the book?
A. I don’t have a favorite scene, because they are all very adventurous, and they are all very exciting, and they jump out at you like “boo”, really fast, and you don’t even know that that’s about to happen.
Q. Why would you recommend this book to your friends?
A. Why would I not? Its the best book and I also recommend this to all dog lovers. Even if you see the droopiest dog, it might be able to smell treasures. And the whole book is adventurous and I loved it!
Thank you Imagineer for your review.
I would say this one earned an enthusiastic two thumbs up from Imagineer. She just relished it.
For more reviews by my 8 year old daughter, Imagineer, check out A Dog’s Life.
Wow! That is some story. I think I would like this story, not just because I like dogs, but because I like cats, too! Nice job on the review.
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Renee C. says
Great job on the review Imagineer! I wonder if my daughter would like this one. I’m guessing Imagineer is a dog lover!? Thanks for linking into the Kid Lit Blog Hop! 🙂
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Hi, I came across your site from the Kid Lit Blog Hop, nice to meet you. I love the sound of this book. My daughter is an animal lover and loves anything with a sense of ‘adventure’ or mystery. This book sounds right up her street. I like your idea of codes for your children too. I never thought of doing this-it gets a bit tedious referring to them as ‘eldest daughter’ and ‘youngest son’!
Melinda (Mom on the Make) says
Thank you for stopping by. We had fun coming up with the code names. Broadway loves performing in musicals, Imagineer is very creative and Bam Bam is my five year old son, and a bit destructive and rambunctious. 🙂