Monzo is a small dog, he usually recognises people by their footwear. He starts out life with “the cruel man” who docks his tale, but soon he comes to live with a new family where he starts to learn about life.
As you know if you’ve read this blog for any amount of time I’m a sucker for animal stories, especially dogs or horses1 . And when they are children’s books they usually make for quick reads, this is exactly that. It is a nice tale, with some nice illustrations. Although really I suppose it is a collection of stories, each being an adventure that Monzo experiences. There is learning from the neighbourly rabbit, who even speaks the cúpla focal as gaeilge2 , as well as dealing with “bad dogs” who chase sheep and everything in between.
All in all, it is a lovely little story for any dog lovers out there, recommended for ages 7 to 9ish.