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to fetchEveryone loves pets. Everyone has owned, owns currently or had contact at least with a pet growing up. Pets are loving companions, it’s  fun to play with them and in some instances they help us to cheer up when we’re sad. But we still haven’t figured out a way to communicate with them beyond the realm of petting as opposed to having a real conversation.

In this delightful series, life is seen through the eyes of Chet, a watchful dog companion to Bernie Little, Private Investigator.

Spencer Quinn does an amazing job here by taking us through the case exclusively from the perspective of a dog. Although the book is narrated by Chet, he never does anything that one wouldn’t accept as coming out of a pet. He’s smart beyond his years, but he never talks. The interactions are uniquely based on the deep connection that Chet and Bernie have.

In this book, Bernie is taking his little boy to the circus when they found out that Peanut the elephant has evaporated from the circus grounds along with his trainer. Bernie takes on the case at the insistence of his little boy but everything in the case seems odd or out of place. Along with Chet, they fight to find Peanut and the missing trainer and discover the real reason behind the disappearance of Peanut.

This is a delightful book. It’s very light and amusing with all the Chet lines making you realize how much we sometimes take our pets for granted as they may be smarter than we make of them.

If you’d like to read this book, you can find it in our catalog here.

Happy Reading,

Jackie M small

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