4 out of 4 stars
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Some situations in life will make you do things you never thought you would do. A Hard Nut to Crack by Christine Isley-Farmer is a children’s book that would keep any reader, no matter their age bracket, anxious as to what might happen next.
Boomer and Chloe were both surprised when they heard that Robbie’s pet, Hoppy, was missing. According to Robbie, the last time he saw Hoppy was in the backyard before going to do his assignment. Everyone knew Hoppy wasn’t the kind of dog that would go out without anybody. He wasn’t the type of dog any stranger would take, considering how frisky he was towards strangers. Boomer stayed and lived with Nana Weathers, who had superpowers and could understand him and other animals. Boomer was eager to find his best dog friend. A lot of measures were quickly put in place to help find Hoppy. Everyone who knew Hoppy tried to help in any possible way to make sure he was found. What could have happened to Hoppy?
This book has a lot of cliffhangers. Being a fan of children’s books, I must say that the author exceeded my expectations. The story was told from Boomer’s point of view. Boomer, along with his newly found squirrel friends, was willing to go the extra mile to make sure that his friend was found. The fact that Boomer could communicate with his owners added a whole lot of fun to this book.
I loved most of the characters, but my favorite was Nana. She was compassionate towards both humans and animals. The fact that she never acted on an impulse made me love her more. The tremendous effect of a broken marriage was clearly stated in this book. This book was too perfect to dislike anything. The author did everything the way it should be done, starting from his vocabulary down to his interesting storyline.
I would give it 4 out of 4 stars. The book was professionally well edited. I found no errors while reading. I would recommend this book to people who love children’s books.
A Hard Nut to Crack
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