I just finished reading perhaps one of the most enjoyable books ever written.
It was not an epic battle of good over evil, nor was it a story of a brave group of explorers.
It is Floppy the mystery dog, and the new kid.
Yes it is a kids book, aimed at 8-11 year olds, and it is wonderful. This book will appeal to anyone who has ever had to relocate because a parent or spouse has got a new job and had to relocate the family.
Tommy is just such a kid, a kid who loves Pokemon and had his best friend who he shared his horrible history books with. Now Tommy is relocated to Southern California and is bored and alone.
But on this day, it rains cats and dogs, and not just your average cats or dogs.
Tommy adopts and is adopted by Floppy a very special dog who helps Tommy break free of his being alone and bored.
How this happens is part of the fun of this book. If you want a book that will get you to laugh and enjoy being that new kid again, even if you currently are that new kid, then this book is for you.
I give FLOPPY THE MYSTERY DOG AND THE NEW KID 5 Stars.