Book Review: Brutus Finds a Collar by Tif E. Boots

Brutus and Scrump are playing tag.
Charlie watches from above.
Something is waiting to be found.
An adventure and new friends await.

This book includes a discussion guide and fun map skills for the reader.


My Review

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

The story begins with Brutus chasing his friend, Scrump the rabbit. When a squirrel, Charlie, sees this, he tries to stop Brutus, but they assure him that they’re just playing. Then Charlie joins in the fun until they find a collar which switches their focus to a mission to find the owner.

Brutus Finds a Collar is an adorable book that is fun to read. It teaches children about being friends with others who are not like them, to be helpful, and to not jump to conclusions. It has cute, colorful illustrations by Syranity Barker and even a map of the yard at the beginning. There is a discussion guide at the back for book clubs, schools, or parents. The only thing that keeps me from giving Brutus Finds a Collar 5 stars is that it needs proofreading.

About the Author

Tif E. Boots is a new author who wrote her first children’s book as a birthday present for her daughter. Many years later it has been shared with her sister, cousins, classmates and now you.

Tif was raised in Marana, Arizona and was working concession stands at county fairs in Arizona and Michigan with her family until she graduated from Marana High School in 2000. She became a mother and correctional officer in 2004. She then moved to Nevada, Missouri with her family where she was blessed with her second daughter and fell into a career of nurse’s assistant for Hospice.

Tif and her family relocated to Mulberry, Florida in 2017. In her free time Tif can usually be found on the water or at amusement parks spending time with family and friends and simply enjoying the life that God has blessed her with.