The Adventures of Harriet the Sausage Dog

Children - Adventure
44 Pages
Reviewed on 06/14/2020
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Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite

The Adventures of Harriet the Sausage Dog is an animal adventure picture book written by Michael and Donna Chapman and illustrated by Loreen Ridge-Husum. Harriet was a small dachshund puppy who had a best friend, Charlie, who just happened to be a squirrel. Charlie would scratch on the window to get Harriet’s attention so she could come out to play with him. The two friends loved to run around and have adventures. Harriet, however, frequently got a bit out of sorts when her friends ran really fast. She had short, rather stubby, legs and had trouble keeping up. When they teased her about it, Harriet felt bad. Charlie understood about Harriet’s feelings being injured and promised to slow down. Besides, he had a totally different adventure in mind for them that afternoon. One of the neighbors had a large truck parked outside their house, and the back doors were wide open. Wouldn’t it be cool to sneak into the truck and see where it goes? What a grand adventure that could be? Or could it?

The Adventures of Harriet the Sausage Dog is a warm and loving homage to the authors’ own dachshund, Harriet. Charlie and Harriet’s adventure is a wild one, and it is guaranteed to have young readers wondering if the two friends will ever make it back home again. I especially loved the fact that the two of them find themselves in a wildlife sanctuary where they are befriended by a Snowy Egret and two Canada geese, who protect them and try to help them get back home. Loreen Ridge-Husum’s illustrations are masterful, particularly those panels which show the adventurers at the wildlife sanctuary. The images of the reed-fringed lake are marvelous and had me examining each one closely to see how she made the water look so very real. Michael and Donna Chapman's book is a celebration of their dog and the love they shared with her, and it shines brilliantly. The Adventures of Harriet the Sausage Dog is most highly recommended.

Tracey D. Robinson

What a fun and good feel book! I loved this book! A must read for children. You'll feel as if though you are right there with Harriet through her adventures. I read this book to my grandchildren via video chat and they were so excited as I showed them the pictures. The authors, Donna and Michael Chapman did an excellent job in letting the readers know let's have feeling just like humans. Definitely a great read and highly recommended for your children and their parents.