I’m spending a lot of time with Monkey these days talking about the big wide world, I’m a map fan and he loves his globe. We talk about my travels and where our friends live worldwide. He has an American school friend who will be returning to the States when the school year ends and I’ve discovered a great picture book which is showing Monkey some different parts of America in a fun way. Let me introduce you to The Dog Detectives in an …. American Adventure.
The Dog Detectives in an …. American Adventure is the fourth book in the Dog Detectives series, published in January this year. It was our first meeting with Detective Jack and Deputy Poco Loco but it looked like a fun read.
Written by Zoa Gypsy and illustrated by Monika Suska, the dog detectives are enjoying a lovely day at the beach in sight of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge when an unexpected visitor lands right in their sandcastle. Enter Miss Imogen, a New Yorker opossum who is a rather long way from home having got stuck in a storm on her balloon ride.
The Dog Detectives in an …. American Adventure offer to show Miss Imogen the way home on their bikes and so the fun begins.
It soon becomes clear that the dog detectives have my sort of sense of direction as they end up in Alaska, Texas and Louisiana – but can they finally get Miss Imogen back to her home in New York City?
You all know I love books that offer lots of discussion. The Dog Detectives in an …. American Adventure is just such a picture book. We talked about New Orleans and what Mardi Gras is, Monkey could see some of the alligators we’d seen recently came from too. At the back of the book there are a couple of pages of American facts which we’ve both enjoyed reading.
Priced at £6.99 this is a great picture book and I have a feeling we might need to check out the others in the series. My affiliate link is shown below for your reference.
disclaimer: we were sent this book in exchange for an honest review