Published by Templar, 2016.
Scruff the dog loves sausages. He’ll eat any variety and his particular favourites are those on display in the butcher’s window. He spends his days seeking out sausages at barbecues, picnics and restaurants. At night time he dreams of sausages.
One morning, as he stops for his daily sniff at the butcher’s window, he discovers that there’s been a break-in and all the sausages have been stolen. Unfortunately, Scruff’s predilection for sausages makes him the prime suspect! Soon there are wanted posters with Scruff’s face on them plastered all over town.
There’s only one thing for it – to prove his innocence Scruff must catch the real thief. So, with the promise of sausages, he enlists the help of his canine friends and they begin searching for clues.
This is a gorgeous book – the sausage-packed endpapers alone are mouth-watering. The lively illustrations are really engaging and full of humour. From the scene where Scruff is relieving himself up a tree to the picture of Sidney the sausage dog disguised as a hot dog, children will find plenty to giggle about. It’s an exciting, light-hearted tale that’s great fun to read.
Suitable for children aged 2+
Thank you to Templar for sending me this book to review.