About the Book
From the author of Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to Not Reading comes a humorous and illustrated new series about a boy whose new dog may or may not be a crimefighting vampire.
Jimmy Bishop loves doing 3 things:
- Laughing at funny dog videos online,
- watching his favorite show (Stop! Police!) on TV,
- and reading his favorite vampire book (Fang Goodness) over and over.
His self-involved older sister and workaholic Mom think he needs to stop obsessing already! But when his Dad finally allows Jimmy to get a puppy before school starts, everything changes and Jimmy has something new to focus on: his amazing dog, Abby who seems to have some very unusual habits. She sleeps all day but is wired at night, and she runs from the garlic kelp biscuit made by Jimmy's strange new babysitter Mrs. Cragg. There's just something different about Abby. Could she possibly be...a vampire? Jimmy's best friend Irwin thinks Jimmy's being ridiculous, but then when Abby uncovers a real crime in progress and helps him become friends with an actual, human girl, even Irwin has to admit that perhaps Abby might have some super powers after all.
My Take on the Book
Jimmy Bishop is 11 years old. He had two good friends: Irwin and Daisy. He also has a bossy 14 year old sister named Misty. His parents work and thus yellow toothed Mrs. Cragg becomes the dreaded babysitter.
Jimmy's dog Abby comes to the family in an unusual manner. Jimmy believes Abby has special powers as a dog. As the reader reads, those powers are revealed.
There is a mystery to the story and the three friends become involved in discovering what happened to Jimmy's mother's diamond necklace. Of course Abby solves a lot of the mystery. It is interesting how the author ties together all the characters by the end of the story.
The story kept me interested (as an adult) and I believe an 8-12 year old would find the story fun to read too.
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