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Monday 28 November 2022

Review: Pugnacious and Scuttlebutt: Ready... Steady... Itch!

Two dogs, worlds apart, destined for greatness… and each other.

Pugnacious and Scuttlebutt couldn’t be more different. Scuttlebutt is a disgraced greyhound (after an unfortunate itching powder incident), and Pugnacious is a cranky, rude pug who only cares about himself.

But when they both end up in the dog pound, they must find a way to get past their differences (and Scuttlebutt’s itching butt) to break free. Can they do it? Can they not betray one another? Will Scuttlebutt’s butt ever stop itching?

Pugnacious and Scuttlebutt: Ready... Steady... Itch! is a brilliant new junior fiction novel from Adam Wallace and Wayne Bryant. Packed with humour, silliness, butt-scratching and awesome illustrations, it’s one for the jokers and tricksters. It’s for fans of laughing and chuckling and butt jokes galore.

This is a straight-up joyful book. It doesn’t take itself too seriously and it’s all about entertainment. With illustrations galore on every page (which are fun, engaging and hilarious), short chapters, big text, and super-fun layouts, it’s a great one for reluctant readers + kids looking for something short and easy to read.

If you love funny, fast-paced books filled with excitement, this one is most definitely for you.

Title: Pugnacious and Scuttlebutt: Ready... Steady... Itch!
Author: Adam Wallace
Illustrator: Wayne Bryant 
Publisher: Larrikin House, $14.99
Publication Date: 1 November 2022
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781922804013
For ages:  6 - 9
Type: Junior Fiction