Welcome to my ‘Captain Pug’ book review!
Here we have a lovely little
tail tale which follows Pug and Lady Miranda on a nautical adventure.
The first thing I noticed was that, given it’s a book for children, at 124 pages long, it doesn’t take long for the author Laura James to build up Pug into a lovable character.
You see, Pug is afraid of water and isn’t very keen when Lady Miranda turns him into a seafaring Captain for a day!
Nonetheless, he perseveres and we come to the point when Pug faces his fear of water. A fear that Lady Miranda is unaware of. This worries Pug.
We now learn that when Pug gets sad and worried, he gets hungry. As luck would have it, his nose leads him to an unattended picnic basket, which he falls into…
And so the adventure really starts… with a Pug-napped Pug!
The story moves on at a good pace, which is great for children. James’ story-telling kept the attention of our little girl (aged 6), who loves a good book.
And what good story for children is complete without good illustrations? They appear on every page and help to move the story on.
One of our favourite parts was when Pug finds himself the captain of a boat in a rowing race. He’s very worried about being on the ‘open sea’ but there’s no food to calm his nerves. He barks and barks, which the crew take to be him ‘barking orders’ and row faster!
The speed worries Pug even more, but with no food on
paw hand to calm him down, he barks more, which makes the oarsmen row even faster…
Will Captain Pug and his crew win the boat race?
I’ll leave it there for you to find out for yourselves!…
The final verdict from us?
A heart-warming, slightly farcical story for children; as we follow a pug who faces his fear. Beautiful, colourful, quirky illustrations and endearing characters.
The right length to enable a good adventure to unfold.
A portable size too – perfect for little(ish) hands and to slip into a bag for an adventure on the move!
And a good price… published by Bloomsbury and available from Amazon
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And in January 2017…
Cowboy Pug is coming! Yeee-haaa!
We’re looking forward to reading a new adventure with Pug 🙂