Pump Up Your Book: “Mister Spunky and His Friends” by Kelly Preston Book Review

By Ruth on January 8, 2014 in blog tour, book, children, dog, promo, review

Mister Spunky CoverBook Synopsis:

Mister Spunky Book Tour

Mister Spunky and His Friends is the creation of award winning author, Kelly Preston. She has taken the story line from her book, Real Dogs Don’t Whisper, placing it in a picture book format for children to enjoy. Mister Spunky and His Friends is about the importance of love, friendship; and, helping those with special needs. Follow Mister Spunky along his journey to the beach, where he meets three new friends; teaching him important life lessons along the way. Parents, if you enjoyed Real Dogs Don’t Whisper, your children will enjoy this book for them. There are several pages at the end of the story for coloring activities. Ages: 5+
Mister Spunky and His FriendsMister Spunky and His Friends by Kelly Preston

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Very rarely do I pick up a simple children’s book and find myself getting emotional. I know that sounds potentially silly, but it’s true. I have loved the work of this author for quite some time, and she has now released a children’s book with a sweet tale, wonderful illustrations, and a heartfelt message for people everywhere. Bullying is something I believe everyone understands. Who hasn’t experienced it, and who enjoys discussing it with your children? I know I don’t–especially young children. What a great way to open the door to a necessary discussion. Children can identify with the dogs, and Kelly’s heart rings true. I highly recommend this to dog lovers of all ages (hard to say who will enjoy it the most).

I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.

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Kelly PrestonAbout Kelly Preston

 Kelly Preston is, first and foremost, an animal lover. Raised on a ten-acre property in a small town in

Pennsylvania, she grew up with horses, rabbits, and – of course – dogs. When she left home after college, she acquired Gizmo, an irresistible Lhasa Apso that started her on a journey full of joys and sorrows, hopes and tribulations, frustrations, endless lessons in patience, and above all else, love. All of this has come at the hands (more precisely the paws) of Gizmo, Betty Boop, Buffy, Carla Mae, and the inimitable Mr. MaGoo.

Mr. MaGoois a nine-year-old Lhasa Apso and the book’s co-creator and co-writer. He is, in his own words, “the alpha and omega of all dogs – in the cutest and sparkiest, most fun-loving package ever.” Ignoring Kelly’s persistent eye-rolling, Mr. MaGoo has forged ahead with this project in an attempt to, as he puts it, “present the facts from a dog’s perspective. In other words, the correct, most accurate, most interesting, only-one-that-matters perspective,” to which he adds, simply, “Woof!”

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1 Comment

  1. Carol L January 15, 2015 Reply

    Thanks for your review. I’ll definitely pick this up.. My grandkids who are all dog lovers would enjoy it.
    Carol L

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