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{Arf: Spencer Quinn}Arf by Spencer Quinn
Series: Bowser and Birdie
Published by Scholastic Press on April 26, 2016
Genres: Childrens, Junior High, Middle School, Mystery, Realistic Fiction
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover
Source: Read for Review
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{Synopsis} – Why would anyone break into 19 Gentilly Lane? That’s where the Gaux family lives, and everyone knows they have nothing worth stealing. More important, the house is usually guarded by Birdie Gaux’s dog, Bowser, a large and handsome fellow with a big set of sharp teeth.

Now Birdie is looking worried and Bowser is on the trail of something rotten. Who was behind the break in? Why is a girl with green hair asking odd questions about what happened to Birdie’s dad, a policeman who was killed in the line of duty years ago? Worst of all, why is the whole town starting to stink of limeade aftershave and CAT?!?

The death of Birdie’s father may be a cold case, but Bowser can tell it’s heating up fast. Someone is coming after Birdie and her family, and Bowser must be ready to protect them from anything. Even that awful cat.

{My thoughts} – Birdie and Bowser get to go on another wonderful detective mission. However, this particular mission hits a lot closer to home then the last one had. This one is about Birdie’s father and the last case he’d been working on. The case that had unfortunately resulted in his death.

It takes Birdie sometime to piece together the puzzle of what will soon lead to a ground breaking conclusion for the entire family.

I really enjoyed reading this book. I enjoy it even more because it is written in Bowser’s point of view. I think it’s neat how the author has Bowser’s thoughts going round and round and round, but eventually they do circle back and start to make sense of things.

I recommend this book for anyone that loves soft mysteries and dogs. It was a very enjoyable book to read and I am certain others will come to the same conclusion as I, when it comes to reading this book. I look forward to reading the next book in the series.

Final Conclusion: 5 Star Rating.