By Sylvia McNicoll
Dog on Trial
HIP Books, 2013
“He won’t be any trouble,” Owen promises his dad.”If he is we have three days to return him.”
Meet Hero, the worst behaved dog since Marley. The teacher can’t believe Hero ate Owen’s homework but he did. And the wall, and a bathroom pipe. And no he doesn’t lower Dad’s blood pressure, not with all the destruction he’s causing. Until one night, he barks loud enough to wake the dead. Finally all the trouble Hero causes becomes worth it as Hero earns his name. A hilarious four paw romp with a grade 2-3 readability.