Wednesday, June 23, 2010

The Adventures of Harvey The Wonder Dog: Harvey the Hungry Dog

Lise Dominique

 My Take:

I love reviewing children's books and The Adventures of Harvey the Wonder Dog: Harvey the Hungry Dog was a joy to read.  The book isn't super educational, but it is a lot of fun.  It teaches kids to have a love for animals.  The book has great entertainment value.  The little storyline is cute, and the illustrations are bright and fun.  My 3 year old gave this book her seal of approval as well.  She thought is was funny when Harvey got a time out for eating the couch.  The Adventures of Harvey the Wonder Dog: Harvey the Hungry Dog also comes with CD of the book as read by the author.  I'd love to give this book full marks, but my rating system is based on asking price vs. value.  With the cost of the book in mind, I would have to rate this book a 2, Borders with a Coupon.

Do you agree with my review?  Do you think I'm totally off base?  Either way I'd love to hear from you, be sure to leave a comment and tell me how you feel!

Harvey is suitable for all ages, and thus rated G






A few words with the author, Lise Dominique:

The Book Buff: Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?

Lise Dominique: Sure! An absolutely  voracious appetite for reading anything and everything at a very early age set the table. Several excellent and very encouraging teachers moved me in the right direction and let me know that I had great potential.

TBB: Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?

LD: Yes, definitely. This book embraces, albeit lightly, the tenets of a healthy lifestyle both through food choices and exercise as a fun activity year-round. A deeper and more subtle message is that ultimately, it's love that will fill you up the most and the best.

TBB: Do you have something you are working on at the moment that you’d like to share with readers of The Book Buff?

LD: Well, I am about to begin work on the next in The Adventures of Harvey the Wonder Dog series, "Harvey Finds His Smile"

TBB: What book are you reading now?

LD: ( laughing)....Well, believe it or not, I am reading a book that was given to me by a friend for my birthday, " Why my third husband will be a dog".

TBB: What is the interview question you always dread being asked?

LD: How did Harvey get his name? The answer has to do with the ex-boyfriend who gave him to me as one of my  Christmas gifts . Harvey is his middle name. He is also an 'ex' for a very good reason. 'Nuff said.

If you are interested in learning more about Harvey the Wonder Dog or Lise Dominique, check out http://www.lisedominique.com/

***FTC Disclosure:  This book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review, no other compensation was given, all reviews are my own***

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4 comments:

Book Bird Dog said...

I had a Harvey wonder dog too. Too bad he's no longer with us. Burt he does on occasion write book reviews :)

JP - The Mistress of Corgi Manor said...

Love the cover, love the title, but throw in the endorsement of your three year old - it sounds like a winner to me!
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Meg said...

My girls (I have a 3yr old Grace too!!) love books about dogs - so this sounds like a story they would adore!!

I believe that, while there is a place for educational kids books, there is nothing better than a good story that makes kids laugh and flex their imagination muscles!!

Monique said...

Thanks for sharing your review. I like finding new books for me to read with my daughters. Came over from twittermoms who review
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