Big Little Spies
Frankly, I was disappointed in Krista Davis’ latest effort. I have enjoyed her books in the past and was looking forward to reading her current effort. On the other hand, I found the book somewhat boring. The cast of characters was long - with people, cats, and dogs, all playing significant roles This problem was addressed somewhat by including a list of 22 characters before starting the story proper - where she intermixes people’s and pets’ names.
The town of Wagtail was an appropriately named North Carolina village including water access, parks, and stately homes. The village catered to its pets allowing them open access to most areas, except for the local hospital. I was surprised the county health inspector allowed pets to enter and eat at restaurants throughout town, which provided specialized menus for cats and dogs. The book concludes with a series of recipes - read these carefully, some are suitable for pets, some are suitable ONLY for people. One pet recipe includes a potentially poisonous ingredient for dogs. It is clearly labeled but requires a careful reading of the peanut butter label before use.
I give the book three stars.
This review is based on a free electronic copy provided by the publisher for the purpose of creating this review. The opinions expressed are mine alone.