Smorgasbord Children’s Reading Room – #Seadog Patricia Furstenberg, #Horses Deanie Humphrys-Dunne

Welcome to reviews for books in the Children’s Reading Room for ages up to 12 years old.

The first book today with a recent review is Just Nuisance, the Sea – Dog (Animal Stories for Kids Book 6) by Patricia Furstenberg...

About the book

A fun story about an adorable and REAL dog. Enjoy the happy rhyming and the matching illustrations.
Inspired by the story of he first dog enlisted in the Royal Navy during World War II.

Just Nuisance was a Great Dane and the only dog EVER to be officially enlisted in the Royal Navy. Between 1939 and 1944 Just Nuisance served on HMS Afrikander, a Royal Navy ship anchored in Simon’s Town, South Africa.

Just Nuisance had his own bed, and his own sailor’s hat too, he traveled by train quite often and he even flew in a plane or two.

“In South of Africa once lived
A Great Dane with a busy tail.
Just Nuisance he was called
And everyone his tale told…”

A recent review for the book

Gina R Mitchell 4.0 out of 5 stars The excellent tale of a dog named Nuisance.  Reviewed in the United States on January 20, 2021

Just Nuisance, the Sea Dog by Patricia Furstenberg is a fun children’s tale about a Great Dane that loves to travel. Whether by ship, train, or plane, Just Nuisance finds a way to follow the humans he loves.

This children’s book is a great lead-in to the more in-depth book Joyful Trouble. It’s also the 6th book in Ms. Furstenberg’s series about animals.

Some of the great takeaways for this book are about perseverance and finding a solution when all seems hopeless. The book can simply entertain or open discussions between parents and children.

I recommend this tale to all lovers of dogs, parents, families, and more. I will be adding it to my library of great kids lit.

A small selection of other books by Patricia Furstenberg (some in Afrikaans)

Read the reviews and buy the books: Amazon US – and: Amazon UK Blog: Alluring Creations Goodreads: Goodreads – Twitter: @PatFurstenberg

The second review today is for Deanie Humphrys-Dunne for Charlene the Star

About the book

Charlene the Star was born into a family of famous racehorses. Unlike her big brother, Charlie, Charlene decides she doesn’t like racing. How will she explain this to her mom? How does she show her trainers she doesn’t like racing? Will she become a model instead? Will Charlene discover her natural gift? Her career path takes many twists and turns before she finds her place to shine. She may surprise you with her unusual talent.
Charlene the Star is second in the series of Charlie Charlene the Star books. It is related to Charlie the Horse because Charlie is Charlene’s big brother.This tale demonstrates that it’s okay to have different skills than your friends. Every child is unique and their skills should be applauded.

A recent review for the book

Mary Schmidt 5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely story  Reviewed in the United States on February 9, 2021


28 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Children’s Reading Room – #Seadog Patricia Furstenberg, #Horses Deanie Humphrys-Dunne

  1. Sally, thank you so very much for including Just Nuisance here today.

    Deanie’s books are sure to please young girl and even blooming little ladies 🙂 my daughter was very fond of stories depicting horses and that for a long time 🙂
    Congratulations on a beautiful review and an enticing book cover. I do wonder what are the doggie and the horsy telling one another?

    Wishing you and your readers a blessed weekend and Happy Easter! (we celebrate this Sunday as well as one more time for my Orthodox Easter :))

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  2. Famous covers, and much greater stories inside. Love the dog with the sailor clothes. ;.-) The one about the racehorse family is wonderful teaching about the different skills one can have. Thank you for sharing, Sally!

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  4. Thank you so much for featuring #CharlenetheStar Sally. We so appreciate all you do for us and other authors. Happy Easter everyone.

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  5. Thank you so much for featuring #CharlenetheStar Sally. We so appreciate all you do for us and other authors. Happy Easter everyone. And thank you to everyone who left such lovely comments.

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