Thursday, November 24, 2016

Book Review: LaRue for Mayor: Letters from the Campaign Trail by Mark Teague

Title: LaRue for Mayor: Letters from the Campaign
Author: Mark Teague
Publisher: The Blue Sky Press
ISBN: 0439783151
Release Date: March 1st 2008
Pages: 32
Genre: Children’s
Format: Hardbound

Goodreads: Canine everyman Ike LaRue returns to take on the political machine in this gleeful tale, the third of Mark Teague's best selling, award winning DEAR MRS. LARUE series.

Ike finds his civil liberties at risk when Hugo Bugwort, the hard line mayoral candidate, promises to crack down on free-roaming, fun-loving dogs. As the anti-dog rhetoric escalates, Ike is compelled to join the political fray and run for mayor himself. Bugwort rethinks his pooch-policies when Ike selflessly helps rescue him after he collapses at a campaign rally. Told through letters to Mrs. LaRue and local newspaper accounts, Mark Teague delivers another excellent execution of split-screen visuals and uproarious escapades of the unforgettable Ike.

Mine: What a cute book – glad I read after the election though.

Since the man running for Mayor is against dogs Ike La/Rue starts a campaign against him – he wants to prove “Dogs Rule”

Ike’s campaign gathers steam, but the dogs seem to be causing problems. Chief Bugwort is giving his big speech when something happens and he does feel well – Ike to the rescue with Rocky Road ice cream. Bugwort decides dogs aren’t that bad after all. Soon LaRue is soon to be the Vice Mayor.

Reading Challenges:
2016 I Love Picture Books (Bea's Book Nook)
2016 Pages Read ( The Crafty Engineer's Bookshelf)
2016 Reading Challenge (GoodReads)
2016 What an Animal Reading Challenge IX (Socrates Book Reviews)
Let's Turn Pages Challenge (GoodReads - 2015 and 2016 Reading Challenge) 

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