Pug is back and this time he is heading out on safari (albeit reluctantly).
Lady Miranda’s pet dog Pug would be quite happy leading a dog’s life but unfortunately for him his owner has other ideas. Following a rather scary nightmare about a lion and realising that Pug is absolutely terrified, Lady Miranda has decided that Pug should meet one of the big cats and overcome his fear. And so, with Pug dressed in ranger gear and a wide-brimmed hat it is time to board the sedan chair and head out on safari…
Another funny caper from Laura James as Pug finds himself off an adventure again through none of his own choosing. You may think that the safari park sounds like the perfect day out for a dog with all the other animals to see and play with. But Pug isn’t so sure, especially when lots of the other animals have big teeth and might fancy a Pug for lunch.
Lady Miranda though is determined to see that Pug meets a lion and it isn’t long before things start to take a turn for the worse as Pug encounters lots of different animals before getting kidnapped. And before the day is out there is still time for one of his biggest fears come true as he finds himself face to face with a lion. But maybe not all lions are as scary as he first thought, especially when they come in the form of Florence the white lion cub.
Fans of Squishy McFluff and Claude will delight in the adventures of another great pet. Pug is cheeky, charming and loveable. The plot is enjoyable, the story is full of humour and the accompanying illustrations in shades of green and yellow are wonderful.
Captain Pug is a perfect read for children who are in need of a read that has more text than a picture book whilst still maintaining all the appeal of a picture book with illustrations on almost every page. The inclusion of chapters definitely make it feel like a more grown-up read which I’m sure young children will delight in.
This fast-paced and funny story will be a huge hit with animal lovers.
Recommended for 5+.