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Monday 27 April 2009

Review: Marley A Dog Like No Other

This review by: Ella (8)

What is the book called? Marley A Dog Like No Other

Who is the author? John Grogan

Who is the publisher? Collins

ISBN: 0 0 612 4035 4

What is this story about? It's about a very naughty dog. He turns into a good dog and then a bad dog again. And then, something sad happens at the end of the story.

Who are the main characters? Marley, his owner John and Jenny, John's wife. Marley is a big lab.

What problems or challenges do these characters face? Lots and lots and lots. John has to take care of Marley and Marley does lots of things like pooing in the ocean when he's not allowed to; they're only allowed to poo on sand. And also, John faces a problem of trying to train Marley so he can get into an obedience school because he was so crazy.

What is the climax of the story, when things get the most problematic or exciting? All the funny parts - where Marley is really naughty and stuff. Probably all of the story is exciting, except for a little bit at the end. When Marley is about to go to obedience school is a climax.

Were there any shocks, twists, turns or surprises? There were lots of surprises of Marley being very naughty. Like, not doing what John asks him to do and millions more. You will find out in the story.

Can you tell us what happened at the end? Well, Marley had a twisted stomach and I'll let you see what happens. And it is a real story.

Can you describe the illustrations? There aren't any illustrations, just photos in the middle. John took the photos.

What was your favourite part in this book? All of it. Especially when Marley is very naughty; I sometimes can't help myself from laughing.

Is there anything you didn’t like about this book? No, there isn't anything I didn't like.

Did you learn anything new from this story? No, not really, it was just very interesting, that's all.