If you enjoy reading adventures about dogs, you might be interested in reading the series titled “Those Amazing Dogs” by Edwin M. Fenne. “Those Amazing Dogs: African River Adventure,” is the first book in the series. This is a fable that contains aspects of mystery. A fable features animals that have human characteristics such as dogs or other animals that talk.
The main plot of this fiction work is about three dogs: Max, Oddie, and Molly and their attempt to locate their owners, Felix and his wife, Erica.
Max was a Lhasa Apso; Oddie was a black Pit Bull Terrier; and Molly was a Yorkshire Terrier.
They stayed in kennels in the airplane which was to take them from the United States to Nigeria. Felix had to travel to Nigeria because of his job. Once they arrived, the dogs disappeared because someone took their kennels. The dogs escaped and began their journey to locate Felix and Erica.
Felix and Erica attempted to locate their dogs, but they couldn’t find them. Suspense started when Max, Oddie, and Molly were separated from their owners. Felix and Erica worried about their dogs, but they thought they were on their way to the hotel where they planned to stay during their time in Africa. During their journey to locate their owners, Felix and Erica, the three dogs met different animals that wanted to help them, so the animals decided to travel with them. All of the animals carried on a conversation as they traveled. The author revealed the different scenes with the animals and the difficulties they encountered during their travel. They searched for their owners throughout the book.
This was an interesting book for fifth grade children through adults who enjoy reading books that have dogs that speak throughout their adventure.
At the end of the book, the author created a glossary of the various terms such as Lhasa Apso, Pit Bull Terrier, and Yorkshire Terrier. He would describe each term so that readers will understand the words they read in the book.
When you teach fifth graders about the different genres, you can use this book to discuss fables and mysteries. You can also discuss helping others, terms in the glossary, and other elements. You can even make worksheets over the book such as writing a summary and terms in the glossary.
Once you have read this book, you’ll want to read the other books in the series.