Monzo’s Diary by

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.


  1. or dragons dragons are also awesome 

  2. couple of words in Irish 

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2 Responses

  1. Anne M. Cashell says:

    Hi Susan,
    I like your review of Monzo's Diary: A Dog's-eye View. Thanks for taking the time and effort.

    Anne