Theodore and the Enchanted Bookstore: Tale of the Spectacular Spectacles(book one)
by K. Kibbee
File Size: 2841 KB
Print Length: 74 pages
Publisher: Corgi Bits (September 15, 2017)
Genre: Children, Dogs, Pets
My Rating: 4.5 of 5.0
Living life as a bumbling breadbox with fur, was hardship enough for Theodore the Corgi, but when the young dog finds himself cold and alone in a frightening animal shelter, it’s clear that his struggles have only just begun.
Labeled “unadoptable,” by shelter staff, Theodore mires in the gloom until a kind-eyed stranger with a pocket full of handcrafted jerky and a quirky smile, rescues him with the intent of making Theodore the newest addition to his curious Bookstore. Though overwhelmed at first, Theodore soon finds both his new friend and the odd bookstore are welcoming hosts, despite the Corgi’s run of clumsy mishaps. And while Theodore’s formerly dull and lonely life fades to memory, a new, adventurous one blooms before him—for hidden amongst the dusty stacks of books and things at the Enchanted Bookstore, waits a peculiar little man with a set of the most magical, Spectacular Spectacles imaginable.
As an animal lover this pulled at my heart strings. I can well imagine my grandchildren enjoying the tale (tail - suitable pun!).
Theodore was a loved puppy and learned to adore his mistress. But her live changed, leaving little time for the young dog. And when a young human joined the family, Theodore found himself relegated to the cold garage. Then his human drops him off at a shelter without a backward glance.
Luckily for Theodore, a kind man find him and rescues him to be a companion in a bookstore. Theodore learns he can trust this new master and he is going to get to enjoy roaming a bookstore and sharing with children at Storytime. And that is just the beginning of the adventures for Theodore and his new friend Sam.
This is a quick read that I think would be good for children (as well as adults who are young at heart and love dogs). Theodore is thoroughly lovable and I love the idea of the spectacular spectacles introduced in this first book. I am ready for the next adventure!
Source: NetGalley 2018. This qualifies for my 2018 NetGalley Challenge.