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Dog Diaries: Happy Howlidays!

Written by Steven Butler & James Patterson

Illustrated by Richard Watson

Part of the Dog Diaries Series

Key Stage 2 Humorous School Stories

LoveReading View on Dog Diaries: Happy Howlidays!

It’s a dog’s life at Christmas

December 2018 Book of the Month

Irrepressible young dog Junior is back with a dog’s-eye view of Christmas, or as he knows it Crisp-Mouth.This will be his first Crisp-Mouth, but he’s heard all about it from one of the old dogs at the dog’s home, and now settled with the Khatchadorians is very excited at the prospect of filling his mouth with canine crispy crackers! His enthusiasm knows no bounds, and it proves a real struggle to be good, especially as Junior consistently gets things WRONG… Junior’s breathless narrative style and Richard Wilson’s illustrations make this super-readable, and newly confident readers will love this funny story and its bouncy, endlessly optimistic narrator. 

Andrea Reece

Dog Diaries: Happy Howlidays! Synopsis

In this follow-up to the hilarious illustrated novel Dog Diaries, Junior has been in the dog house after giving in to his doggy urges when Mom-Lady turned her back and left him alone with the freshly cooked Thanksgiving turkey. Because of this, Junior is determined to make Christmas the best one ever for his pet humans and redeem his GOOD BOY status. Junior has never actually experienced a human Christmas before and his perfect plans get sidelined with the shocking appearance of something called snow, a tree that seems to have sprouted in the middle of the Picture Box Room, and packs of strange humans called Carol who come to the front yard and howl. It all very confusing...

Book Information

ISBN: 9781529119589
Publication date: 15th November 2018
Author: Steven Butler & James Patterson
Illustrator: Richard Watson
Publisher: Arrow (Young) an imprint of Cornerstone
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 240 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 2
Topics: Humorous, School Stories

About Steven Butler & James Patterson

Steven Butler is the Roald Dahl Funny Prize shortlisted author of The Wrong Pong series, The Nothing to See Here Hotel and The Diary of Dennis the Menace series. He's also an actor, dancer and trained aerialist as well as a keen observer of trolls and their disgusting habits. His Primary school headmaster was the fantastically funny author Jeremy Strong. James Patterson is the bestselling author of the highly-praised Middle School books, Kenny Wright: Superhero, Homeroom Diaries, Jacky Ha-Ha, Word of Mouse, and the I Funny, House of Robots and Treasure Hunters, series. A film based on the first book ...

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