Friday, October 5, 2018

DOUGLAS, YOU’RE A GENIUS! by Ged Adamson from Schwartz & Wade Books (Random House)

My thoughts:  This is a funny saga of a girl and her dog as they discover that there is life beyond the fence. It all begins when the ball escapes their yard and rolls through a hole in the fence.

The girl actually talks to the dog Douglas and what pet owner doesn't converse with a beloved companion? Well, they get into problem solving. The problem being how to make contact with the other side. They discover that it is a person who writes in a language the girl doesn't know.

The resolution is cute and fun and gives a sprinkling of Spanish to young readers. If you're not a dual language household, this should prove funny to you as you try to pronounce words unfamiliar to you.

Kind of off-the-wall funny and simply lots of fun to read and share.

About the book: Pals Nancy and Douglas think their baseball game is over after their ball rolls through a hole in the fence. But when the ball rolls back, followed by a note in an unfamiliar language, they have to discover who's on the other side of the fence. And so in a series of truly outrageous--and hilarious--stunts, Nancy tries to launch, vault, and fly Douglas over to the other side to see what's what. Finally, after all Nancy's plans fail, Douglas gets his turn to execute a plan--and it works! And who do they find? New friends who speak Spanish. Readers will laugh out loud at the antics in this zany picture book, which proves that working together makes everything more fun.
Begins October 5
ENDS October 26 @ 12:01 a.m. EDT
Open to USA addresses only
a Rafflecopter giveaway
DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy from Penguin Random House Publishing to facilitate this review of my personal opinions which are freely given. Giveaway winner's copy is provided by Penguin Random House and it will be sent directly to the winner by Penguin Random House or its associates.


  1. "(1) What do you learn from Douglas' webpage on Random House Publications?" There was a previous book, "Douglas, You Need Glasses!"

  2. I would like to win this for my granddaughter

  3. This is the follow-up book to "Douglas, You Need Glasses!".

  4. This story is for kids ages 3-7, which makes it perfect for my nephew.


Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment here at Chat With Vera. If you need to contact me directly, please use the "Comment Me" email associated with this blog and posted in the sidebar.