‘Whoo-hoo!’ barked Fizz, as he leapt out of bed and raced to his breakfast bowl.
‘Slow down, son,’ said Fizz’s father. ‘There’s plenty of time before you leave for the Academy.’
Fizz buzzed all over. His dream of becoming a police dog had come true.
‘Did you clean your ears, sugarplum?’ asked Fizz’s mother.
‘Yes, Mum,’ said Fizz, between mouthfuls of food.
‘Well, give your fur a good shake. I want you to look especially fluffy on your first day of training.’
Fizz is very excited to be beginning his training as an undercover police dog. He may not look like a police dog, but that’s going to be an advantage in undercover work. But first there are detective skills for him and new friend Remi, to master. Only then can they graduate as undercover police dogs. Amadeus, the dog who does look like a police dog, is convinced that Fizz and Remi will fail. There are illustrations on every opening, chapter headings and full page illustrations, a character spread and a contents page.
‘A Police Dog Adventure’ featuring Fizz and friends is a new series of early chapter books from Allen & Unwin. This is Book 2 of four titles so far. In this instalment, Fizz, his friends and his nemesis are at the Academy for training. Amadeus is sure Fizz is a poor chioce as a recruit, but Fizz and his friend Remi are to be undercover police dogs precisely because they are not stereotypically police dogs. Their extra training begins almost immediately when other recruits are being injured and sent home. It’s up to Fizz and Remi to work out what’s going on. Lots of fun and pun for beginner readers. Recommended for newly independent readers ready for first chapter books.
Fizz and the Dog Academy Rescue, Lesley Gibbes ill Stephen Michael King
Allen & Unwin 2016 ISBN: 9781760112844