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Jul 11 2016

Fizz and the handbag dognapper by Lesley Gibbes

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Ill. by Stephen Michael King. A police dog adventure series. Allen and Unwin, 2016. ISBN 9781760112899
(Age: 7+) Highly recommended. Dogs. Police. Fizz the police dog is back with another adventure - this time he has to go undercover to find out who is kidnapping the hand bag dogs. This time it is even more urgent for him to be successful because his sister Crystal has been taken. Posing as a dog model at the launch of The Shrill Alarm Collar device, Fizz has to use all his skills and team work to find out who is doing the kidnapping.
This is an exciting story that is just perfect for the beginning reader. Fizz is a most appealing character and the whole idea of handbag dogs and tracking collars is one that is sure to appeal to dog lovers, while the mystery will certainly appeal to any child who loves being a detective.
A fabulous series, these books will have much appeal, with their short chapters, humourous illustrations and wonderful characters.
Pat Pledger

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