Book Review: Hound on a Scrounge by Maria Bucci

Hound on a Scrounge

“Sniff, Snuffle, Sniff!”

“Can you smell the delicious aroma coming from this book?

It’s time for afternoon Tea…Slurrrp!”

Meet Buddy.  He loves food, food and more food.  But he’s not just a hound on a scrounge – Buddy has a wonderful true story about afternoon tea that he would love to share with you.

“I hope you can join me…ooh, but hurry! They’re bringing out the food…Woofety Woof!

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My Review

I chose to read this book after receiving a free copy. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

Buddy makes friends with the reader right away and teaches them how to pretend to be a dog so that they can scrounge for scraps like he does. He’s at an afternoon tea so while he’s waiting for more scraps, he tells the story about how afternoon tea came to be. It’s a story that children will enjoy, and I learned something as well!

Not only is the text great, but the illustrations are amazing. They show Buddy close up just like he’s talking directly to the reader. It’s a fun book for children that will even teach them an interesting tidbit.

About the Author

I have always loved children’s books and, after studying various picture book courses, I decided to take the plunge and write my own. Hoping to educate and entertain, as well as involve the young reader, my debut also includes a bit of history. When I’m not writing, I enjoy taking the real Buddy hound on long walks and spending time with my family. I also love to bake, sing and paint but sadly, I have not mastered doing all three at the same time!

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