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Monday, 6 December 2010

Spy Dog Secret Santa by Andrew Cope

Lara is a Spy Dog for life, not just for Christmas ...But this December Lara (that's Licensed Assault and Rescue Animal to you) and her pups Spud and Star are hot on the trail of an evil computer hacker. Stanley Strange plans to hijack Christmas! Can the super spies catch Stanley before he goes crackers and makes an explosive getaway?

This is a great book which i am sure will be loved by both girls and boys of all ages.
LARA is a retired Licensed Assault and Rescue Animal and is a very clever dog who now lives with Ben, Ollie and Sophie and two of her pups Spuds and Star.
The story begins with carol singers going around the village, when a car nearly runs them over. who was driving the car? The driver is later seen again when they are visiting one of the houses in the village.
A trip to London turns into a rescue mission when a naughty Santa Claus takes the place of the real Santa in a top London store grotto and attempts to steal lots of money. Can LARA and her pups save the day??
I really enjoyed this book, the story is recommended for 7+ and i think younger children will enjoy listening to the story too. The illustrations throughout the book are really good and detailed pencil sketches and add to the story!
Thank you to Puffin for sending me this book to review.

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