When monster rats start destroying Melbourne Airport, people put the blame on dogs. The relationship between dogs and their humans is being destroyed so it’s up to the organization to solve the mystery of who is behind this heinous crime and restore the relationship between man and his best friend. Commander Rocky sends his operatives out across Australia to spread the word to the dogs of the country to be on their best behaviour as they work to discover just who is behind the devastation at the airport.
Animal lovers (dog lovers at least) will love this crime-fighting organization of canines. I liked that each of the characters are based on real dogs and cats. The author has done all her own illustrations for the book.
In Rampaging Rats we get to know some of the team members that we haven’t really gotten to know too well yet in the first two books as they are sent on their missions across Australia. Each of the dogs has their own personalities and though they are serious about their business, you’ll definitely see them as dogs because they continually do the things that dogs love to do – chase balls and sticks, run, pee on things – typical dog behaviours.
The plot moves along quickly and is full of humour. Adults will enjoy the story as they read the book along with their child. The mystery is full of twists and turns and is sure to delight your middle-grade child.
Rampaging Rats is available separately or part of a box set. I would recommend it for middle-grade readers. I gave this book 4 out of 5 stars.
Thank you to the author who provided a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. A positive opinion was not required. All thoughts are my own.
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