A Bookaholic, Pro-life, Pro-Family, Pro-Oxford Comma, Catholic (with Asperger's) who reads and writes as her obsession. I've been reading over 400 books a year lately. These are my ramblings on some of the books I read. To read about all the books I read and comment on, visit me at LibraryThing or Goodreads.

I've been blogging since 2007 and at this point (July 2015) am trying my hand at turning the theme of this blog towards mystery, thriller, and crime, fiction and nonfiction. I have some special interest topics and categories within this broad genre which include (but are not limited to) serial killers, scandi-crime, Victorian history and historicals, history of the criminally insane and asylums, psychopathology, death, funerary practices and burial, corpses, true crime and anything dealing with the real life macabre, or that portrayed in fiction.

I also read a short story a day from various collections, sometimes anthologies othertimes collections of a single author's work. These reviews are also posted here and while they are of mixed genre the mystery, thriller, horror, gothic and macabre often appear within their pages as well.

I also blog about
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Friday, May 25, 2012

134. The Amazing Mini-Mutts by Donald Lemke

The Amazing Mini-Mutts by Donald Lemke. Illustrated by Art Baltazar. (Canada) - (US)
DC Super-Pets! series

Pages: 49
Ages: 6+
Finished: Mar. 10, 2011
First Published: Jan. 1, 2012
Publisher: Picture Window Books
Genre: Early chapter books, Superheroes
Rating: 4/5

First sentence: "Welcome to Bowwow Boot Camp!" said Krypto.

Publisher's Summary: On planet Earth, KRYPTO, ACE, SWIFTY, and other SUPER-PET pooches visit the Bowwow Boot Camp, a school for up-and-coming pups with powers. They're ready to show this new breed of heroes a few old tricks. Unfortunately, Brainicat, an evil cyborg kitty from the planet Colu, wants to teach these canine cadets a lesson as well. Using his hyper-forces, the villain shrinks the Bowwow Boot Camp to microscopic size and traps the mini mutts inside a glass bottle. To escape, these prep-school pups must step up and discover their own super hero identities.

Acquired: Received a review copy from Capstone Publishing.

Reason for Reading: Ds read aloud to me for his reader.

Ds loves this series and we have three new books from this year's releases.  This book lived up to our expectations and ds particularly enjoyed the book being populated with several super-pets that we have met in past books.  A fun story with lots of action even though the "bad guy" Brainicat doesn't do much except kidnap the super dogs.  We did find this book at just a slightly higher reading level than usual causing ds some problems and we employed shared reading where I would take a turn reading every now and then when he needed a breather.  However he once again loved the story and the over visuals and graphic design of this book (and whole series) and has chosen another Super-Pets book for his next reader.  This series is a great incentive for reluctant readers.

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