Friday, August 18, 2017

The Great Puppy Invasion by Alastair Heim / Book Review

By: Alastair Heim
Illustrated by: Kim Smith
Published by: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Released on: October 3, 2017
Ages: 4 & up
Rating: 4 Owlets- We Enjoyed it!
Purchase from: Publisher | Amazon | B&N
Thank you Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for sending a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review

What’s a town to do when not one, not two, but hundreds of adorable, wriggling puppies invade? 

This is especially a problem in Strictville, where no one has ever seen puppies before. And where there are rules against such things. In fact, cuteness of any kind is considered downright criminal. 

But one boy is brave enough to face the adorable doggies, and he just may turn things around for this narrow-minded town. A true treat for the funny bone! 

Strictville is strict about everything (fun is forbidden) and there is absolutely no cuteness allowed. One day a puppy shows up and no one knows what to do. It soon turns into a town emergency when hundreds of adorable puppies flood the town. The townspeople try everything to get rid of the puppies (throwing sticks, chasing them, and even feeding them) but everything they do only encourages the cuteness and increases the happiness of the puppies. Little Teddy is brave and approaches a cute puppy and the town quickly realizes how fun having a pet puppy can be. Strictville soon learns they don't need to be afraid of cuteness ever again.

We loved the originality of this story! This book is humorous and absurd and really cute. The illustrations are great and entertaining. Even the puppies look so cute and cuddly. The townspeople are equally fun to see in their reactions throughout out the book. It was a fun read!

Pet lovers and dog fans will love having this book in their library. Any young reader will enjoy this story because it is silly and full of bright-bold illustrations. Strictville is somewhere children will want to visit again and again to hear about the Great Puppy Invasion.

I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves. ~ Anna Quindlen

Good children's literature appeals not only to
the child in the adult, but to the adult in the child.
~ Anonymous ~