The Adventures of Starfoot and Brown, Rhoda Canter

Action & Adventure, Children & Picture Book, Literature & Fiction, Middle Grade Fiction

Cora Howder didn’t know what she was in for when she adopted a second Chihuahua. Nor did she know that her trip to write a book while staying in a Bald Head Island beach house would set off a series of hair-raising, tail wagging events that could put her pooches in harm’s way. But we’re getting ahead of ourselves, aren’t we? Let’s begin at the beginning. Cora first adopted Bennett and then Lola. After a bit of jealousy and pretending to ignore Lola on the part of Bennett, the two join forces to become the formidable dog detective team of Chief Inspector Brown (Bennett) and his relatively fearless partner, Sergeant Starfoot (Lola). On Bald Head Island, they quickly become friends with the local population—Moc the Mockingbird and Jugular, aka Jug, the huge mongrel dog—before they stumble across a turtle egg trafficking racket. This is just the kind of case the pair of Chihuahuas are ready to take on. Joining forces with Moc, Jug, and Big Mama, a loggerhead turtle whose nest is in danger, the clever canines concoct a plan to foil the egg snatchers and save the day. However, while the mission is a success, Starfoot and Brown are washed out to sea—and then dognapped! It will be up to their intrepid friends to rescue them or they will never see Cora again. A raucous romp for children of all ages, Rhoda Canter’s hilarious adventure has more twists and turns than a jar full of licorice whips. Highlighting the importance of strong friendships and the need to create and support the feeling of community, she underlines the importance for kids to take a stand for the environment. Showing that even someone small can take on evil forces and prevail, The Adventures of Starfoot and Brown teaches kids that success often requires thinking creatively about what you can do, making a plan, and working together to see it through.

The Adventures of Starfoot and Brown is book one in the Starfoot and Brown adventures written by the incredible author Rhoda Canter and what a stellar first novel! The Adventures of Starfoot and Brown is a children’s book that will take young readers on an action-packed adventure which will entertain and delight them from start to finish. The Adventures of Starfoot and Brown is one of the most well-developed children’s stories I have ever come across, and so I am so happy I have discovered this book because books with such a high quality such as this one are rare to come by! It is the sad truth that many children books are not written to a high standard, and I understand why some authors may write their children’s book this way because after all, children mostly want a fast-paced story and to look at colorful pictures, however, this is not always the best option. The child will most likely enjoy the story however they won’t remember it. Personally, as a mother, I look for children books which my children will remember and want to re-read, and The Adventures of Starfoot and Brown is that book.

The Adventures of Starfoot and Brown is an expertly written children’s book with a story that is well developed and memorable and a story that I guarantee children with love thanks to its fast-paced but engaging narrative and the sensational story that unfolds. If you are a parent or know children in your family or friendship groups and want the child to read an engaging story which they won’t be able to stop thinking about, then The Adventures of Starfoot and Brown is that book! The book is a delight, and Rhoda Canter perfectly excites and charms her young readers from start to finish, and that is why I have to recommend this book to all children. However! If you need more convincing, then continue to read to learn more about this remarkable book that should not be missed!

The Adventures of Starfoot and Brown will introduce the reader to Cora Howder, a writer who before heading to her writing sanctuary of Bald Head Island, adopts two adorable chihuahuas and she takes them with her to Bald Head Island. The reader, however, will not be following Cora; instead, the reader will follow the two chihuahuas on their many adventures on the island which sees them solving local crimes with fellow animals. For a while, everything is going well for the two dogs, but soon they will become entangled in a case of illegal turtle-egg trafficking which takes them on a dangerous mission and takes them far away from their beloved Cora. What follows is an engaging mystery full of poignant messages and humor that will have children laughing as well as smiling all the way through, and this book lovers is the premise of the adorable The Adventures of Starfoot and Brown.

The story of The Adventures of Starfoot and Brown is a thrilling one thanks to the enthralling and action-packed moments as well as the unpredictable nature of the book that will have the readers turning the pages with haste from beginning to end. From the description of The Adventures of Starfoot and Brown alone, I was hooked… how could I not be?! The description involves detective dogs and other adorable animals that will take the reader on a moving but thrilling journey. I love children books that involve a journey because usually in the journey the character develops and grows as they overcome events and battles which in turn adds to the development of the character and explores life lessons throughout the book and that is most certainly the case with The Adventures of Starfoot and Brown. What I loved most about The Adventures of Starfoot and Brown is that the reader is taken on an adventure that is continuously evolving and changing; what I also loved about The Adventures of Starfoot and Brown is how the land the reader encounters is vast as well as beautiful, and the epic and glorious descriptions courtesy of Canter had me in bewilderment which is always a good sign when reading a book!

Rhoda Canter is an incredibly talented author who clearly knows how to write unique but engaging stories. It was evident to me from the start that Canter is a passionate writer who surely loves entertaining children with her literature and putting a smile on children’s faces. I loved this about the author but what I loved the most about Canter’s writing is her remarkable descriptions because they genuinely amazed me.

Overall The Adventures of Starfoot and Brown is an excellent book that will captivate readers from beginning to end with its twisty-turny plot and exciting narrative so I, of course, have to award the book five stars! Be sure to have a read of the preview below book lovers and also keen an eye out for my review for book two which will be live next week!

Thank you so much for reading book lovers! I appreciate it so much, I love discussing wonderful books with all of you so please comment below and let me know your thoughts on The Adventures of Starfoot and Brown. Do you see yourself reading this book? Do you love the genre? Please let me know your brilliant thoughts below and I will be sure to comment back. Thank you so much again for reading!

Goodbye for now book lovers,

P.S. Here is a preview of the book for all of you lovely readers to enjoy! Please have a read of the preview and if you find that you have loved what you have read then all you need to do is click the Buy on Amazon button and it will take you straight to the book on Amazon U.S.!

Below I have attached some links about the author and this wonderful book so if you would like to learn more about the author and the book then please have a browse. Thank you so much again for reading book lovers, I can’t wait to read your thoughts on this book!

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Rhoda Canter: WebsiteAmazon Author Page

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