Jennings, Patrick Invasion of the Dognappers 208 pgs. EgmontUSA, 2012. $13.47. (Rating: G)
Logan is sure that all the missing dogs in the neighborhood are being kidnapped by aliens. They disappear but their collars and leases stay behind. He gathers a team and together they do research –even using Logan’s own dog as “bait”. After they accused an immigrant from Greece, they end up adding his son to their team. After Logan’s accuses another suspect, things don’t go as expected.
I thought this book was poorly written and cheesy. I was rolling my eyes by the second page. The characters are not well developed and the dialogue is stilted and awkward. The cover looks dated and unappealing –which is a big negative in student choice of books. Parts of the plot are really boring, yet are long and drawn out. I don’t think students will take much interest in this book.
ELEMENTARY –NOT RECOMMENDED Reviewer: Stephanie School Librarian & Author.