News Hounds: The Puppy Problem by Laura James
News Hounds: The Puppy Problem is a gorgeous chapter book and heralds the beginning of a charming new series. Its hilarious doggy shenanigans, coupled with colourful, cheeky illustrations are guaranteed to engage all young readers and especially those who’ve been captivated by Laura James’s other adorable series, The Adventures of Pug.
When Gizmo, the city dachshund, moves to a small village with his human he’s uncertain about the future. Luckily, Jilly the enormous wolfhound from next door allays his fears. In return Gizmo finds an ingenious solution to Jilly’s challenging problem.
Full of personality and charm, the dogs take centre stage in this playful tale that beautifully explores the importance of friendship in resolving anxiety and finding creative solutions in challenging situations. This fun read-aloud story is highly recommended for independent readers ages 7+.