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Despite its rather off putting title, Smells Like Dog was a really intriguing, exciting and funny novel It has little to do with the dog itself andto do with a vivid mystery involving lost treasure and the disappearance of a boy s uncle All the characters were memorable and the story itself is suspenseful and surprising Definitely worth reading, especially if you love thrillers, mystery, YA or humor. So I have read this book twice and I really enjoy it It only took me a few days to finish so if you like a quick read this is a book for you.It is about this boy named homer who lives on a goat farm in a town called milkydale When he gets the terrible news that his uncle has been EATEN by a tortoise in the city park he receives his uncles belongings but there seems to only be a pair of shoes.His uncle the great treasure only owned a pair of shoes But that wasn t all he inherited he also inher So I have read this book twice and I really enjoy it It only took me a few days to finish so if you like a quick read this is a book for you.It is about this boy named homer who lives on a goat farm in a town called milkydale When he gets the terrible news that his uncle has been EATEN by a tortoise in the city park he receives his uncles belongings but there seems to only be a pair of shoes.His uncle the great treasure only owned a pair of shoes But that wasn t all he inherited he also inherited a dog the most droopy dog you have ever seen.this dog wont fit in with the other dogs at the farm.So Homers father decided to do away with it but little did he know this dog would change homers life forever Let me tell you how much I love this book I laughed so hard during this book that my husband kept looking at me like I was nuts nothing new here people, but still Suzanne has written an absolute gem with this one I love Homer because of his shy, unsuspecting ways and can see many of my students in him Dying to prove that there isto them than we could ever imagine but just not quite sure how to do it Homer definitely does that through his quest to find outabout Uncle Drake s de Let me tell you how much I love this book I laughed so hard during this book that my husband kept looking at me like I was nuts nothing new here people, but still Suzanne has written an absolute gem with this one I love Homer because of his shy, unsuspecting ways and can see many of my students in him Dying to prove that there isto them than we could ever imagine but just not quite sure how to do it Homer definitely does that through his quest to find outabout Uncle Drake s death He meets people along his journey that help him find who he is and be proud of that all the while dealing with a dad who seemingly doesn t understand him, a sister who stuffs the animals that have lost their lives on the farm who is freakin hilarious by the way , a mom who mother s way too much, and a little brother who I just want to squeeze The characterization in this book was wonderful and I found myself hearing their voices as I was reading I am proud to say that this one will be used for many different writing techniques in my classroom next year because Selfors does an amazing job using many of the things in her writing that I struggle with helping my students understand and understand the importance of Come visit my blog to see what Suzanne has to say about writing and so muchwww.randomchalktalk.com I ll admit that the dog on the cover is what made me pick up this book I m a sucker for any story that has a dog in it It didn t hurt that it was on the sale table at Powell s in Portland for 3.98 I definitely got my money s worth with this one because I really enjoyed the story There s a mystery what really happened to Homer s uncle Drake , some hidden treasure to be found, and some very bad people who want to keep Homer from finding it since they want it for themselves , that all happe I ll admit that the dog on the cover is what made me pick up this book I m a sucker for any story that has a dog in it It didn t hurt that it was on the sale table at Powell s in Portland for 3.98 I definitely got my money s worth with this one because I really enjoyed the story There s a mystery what really happened to Homer s uncle Drake , some hidden treasure to be found, and some very bad people who want to keep Homer from finding it since they want it for themselves , that all happens when Homer runs away to The City to start on an exciting and also very dangerous adventure Oh, and the dog, which Homer aptly names Dog, was his uncle Drake s most treasured possession, and is all that his uncle supposedly left him definitely one of the mysteries to be solved I loved Dog, the dog, who drools and eats everything he shouldn t, like magazines, and bugs, and sticks, and has no sense of smell, but also an amazing talent that no other dog has Yes, just loved him He was quite endearing, slobber and all.There are twobooks in this series that I m looking very forward to reading Can t wait to find out where this adventure leads to next The title of this book, along with the cover art, might lead an unsuspecting reader to think this was one of those goofy books about strange dogs and bad smells, full of broad jokes and gross out humor.Actually, Smells Like Dog is a bit harder to pin down than that There is in fact a smelly dog named Dog that drools and eats all manner of revolting objects Dog does have one highly unlikely and happily redeeming talent, but our hero, young Homer Pudding, doesn t find this out right away In The title of this book, along with the cover art, might lead an unsuspecting reader to think this was one of those goofy books about strange dogs and bad smells, full of broad jokes and gross out humor.Actually, Smells Like Dog is a bit harder to pin down than that There is in fact a smelly dog named Dog that drools and eats all manner of revolting objects Dog does have one highly unlikely and happily redeeming talent, but our hero, young Homer Pudding, doesn t find this out right away In fact, when Homer s beloved uncle and role model dies and leaves him only Dog, Homer is disappointed and puzzled Why would his adventurous, treasure seeking explorer uncle leave him a dog of such dubious quality This question, plus Homer s obsession with becoming an adventurer and his sister s equally strong determination to become a famous museum taxidermist, leads the siblings from their goat farm in a small town to the City There they are ensnared by the evil Madame la Directeur and her minions, who want something Homer has Luckily, Homer has met a few odd friends along the way if he can trust them, they just might mean his salvation.This book has a slightly wistful and almost hangdog tone to it Homer is a plump and rather sad lad whose thoughts and dreams are never aimed at what is going on around him his blazing desire to be an explorer is the only vivid thing about him He is portrayed in a fairly realistic manner, as is most of his family, but the rest of the characters are both eccentric and exaggerated A spunky 12 year old girl lives in a hidden nook in a factory surrounded by soup cans an inventor travels about in a tiny copter disguised as a cloud and the villains are both outrageous and despicable.The setting, with a goat farm juxtaposed against the nameless City, adds to the surreal quality Where does this story take place Somewhere almost, but not quite, real.This combination of a not quite real feeling and the exaggerated situation and characters reminded me of several books, including The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart and The Secret of Zoom by Lynne Jonell It s not an out and out fantasy like Selfor s last book, Fortune s Magic Farm, but her knack for intriguingly bizarre characters is evident in both.While I wasn t bowled over by this, mainly due to the odd tone, I enjoyed the imaginative adventure and the mild yet quirky humor A cloud with eyeballs was a phrase that cracked me up early on it s just so weird I d recommend this to fans of the books mentioned above and particularly to boys For grades 4 6 Really cute idea and story Worthwhile as an adult or kid. Smells Like Dog This book blew my mind it have such suspensful chapters that I felt like I was in the book because the author added so many details to the character that I thought I was there I was very suprised when Hommer found a friend, but soon to be his enemy The thing that really astounded me was when Hommer went out to the city because he had to find his dog Dog because the city for farmers is not a match in this book.I was not really enjoying the part when Dog foung out he could not s Smells Like Dog This book blew my mind it have such suspensful chapters that I felt like I was in the book because the author added so many details to the character that I thought I was there I was very suprised when Hommer found a friend, but soon to be his enemy The thing that really astounded me was when Hommer went out to the city because he had to find his dog Dog because the city for farmers is not a match in this book.I was not really enjoying the part when Dog foung out he could not smell and I think that is very sad because smell to a dog is like love for people OpeningAudience first gradersWe are going to read a story about a boy named Homer that goes on an adventure Homer has never been outside of his hometown of Milkydale and he is nervous and excited Have any of you every been nervous to go to a new place Have you ever been somewhere all by yourself Well just like you, Homer goes on exciting adventure that has surprises along the way Let s find out how Homer s journey begins and ends in the reading adventure, Smells Like Dog. 3.5 starsChunky kid Homer Pudding lives on a goat farm with his parents and siblings His sister dreams of being the Royal Taxidermist at the Museum of Natural History in The City where the Pudding children are forbidden to go Homer has big dreams too He wants to be an explorer and discover treasure like his Uncle Drake Other kids in Muddyville laugh at him for his dreams and for not being athletic Homer s Dad thinks The City is too dangerous and the kids should stay on the farm and raise go 3.5 starsChunky kid Homer Pudding lives on a goat farm with his parents and siblings His sister dreams of being the Royal Taxidermist at the Museum of Natural History in The City where the Pudding children are forbidden to go Homer has big dreams too He wants to be an explorer and discover treasure like his Uncle Drake Other kids in Muddyville laugh at him for his dreams and for not being athletic Homer s Dad thinks The City is too dangerous and the kids should stay on the farm and raise goats Homer is crushed to learn of his uncle s untimely demise in The City When Uncle Drake leaves Homer his most prized possession, Homer s life changes forever Uncle Drake left Homer a Basset Hound with no sense of smell and a mysterious gold coin attached to his collar Then Homer receives an invitation to a mysterious VIP party at the Museum of Natural History, he seizes his chance to find out what happened to his uncle s maps and books and what the gold coin means.This book was on display in the children s room of the local city library It can best be described as being in the style of Roald Dahl, Lemony Snicket and J.K Rowling with a dash of steampunk It s unusual and messy but the plot is so exciting I could not put the book down This book is best recommended for kids 12 and under It would be a good read aloud for a young child who can handle the mild peril sequences The story has a strong moral about right vs wrong at the end As Homer falls in love with Dog, the reader will too Dog is certainly a memorable character He is quite endearing and quirky Clever readers will figure out the mystery of Dog quickly, long before Homer does I love that Dog is a dog with a disability and that sends a message to kids about compassion There s also a human character with a genetic mutation that makes her different Uncle Drake seems to have been a fun and unusual man His choice of companions is a little odd and unusual, like himself He s the only adult who nurtured Homer s dreams Uncle Drake saw the potential in Dog even when no one else did Kids who are a bit different from their peers will connect with Homer I sure could relate to him What I didn t like about this world is that all the adults are unsympathetic and even villainous Like Lemony Snicket s books, the kid characters have to rely only on themselves Homer s mother is kind and sympathetic but she doesn t do him any favors by feeding him extra food She doesn t really stand up to the father and support the children even though she is presented as loving and kind Homer is, of course, intelligent and wise beyond his years He is very determined to figure out the mystery of the missing treasure but also to do the right thing and donate the treasure His sister Gwendolyn is horrible She s a sullen teenager who longs to be a taxidermist She isn t kind or understanding at all She uses Homer to get what she wants and isn t smart enough to realize someone else is manipulating behind the scenes Lorelei is a stronger female character Being an adult I had a pretty good idea of what she was thinking and feeling but the story is from a child s point of view so naturally Homer is fascinated by the not quite homeless girl Adjibah and Zelda are unusual adult characters Zelda admits to having done dark and dangerous deeds Is she a villain I empathized with her feelings about her height and how it has affected her life Adjibah is a quirky inventor who rides around in a cloudcopter He could be helpful or he could be harmful This is a kid s book after all He could be a bit of both I didn t quite care for him The villains are very cartoonish The chief villain is a master manipulator and I wasn t surprised by some of their revelations The sidekick is a typical bumbling idiot of a sidekick not quite a villain and not quite evil, just selfish If you ve read a lot of books of this sort, you ll recognize the type.I stayed up too late reading this book and woke up too early to finish it yet I didn t really love it It combines the well known formula with steampunk which doesn t quite work and also adds in too much about goat farming The writing just doesn t have the depth of the classic authors but this book is worth a read for young readers who may not be ready yet for the complicated, sophisticated ASOUE or the darkness of Harry Potter `BOOK ⇳ Smells Like Dog ↬ Meet Homer Pudding, an ordinary farm boy who s got big dreams to follow in the footsteps of his famous treasure hunting uncle But when Uncle Drake mysteriously disappears, Homer inherits two things a lazy, droopy dog with no sense of smell, and a mysteryWhy would his uncle call this clumsy dog his most treasured possession And why did he put a gold coin on the dog s collar And who will continue Uncle Drake s quest to find the most coveted pirate treasure in the world Join Homer, his sister Gwendolyn, and Dog on an adventure that will test their wits and courage as they leave their peaceful farm and head into a world where ruthless treasure hunters hide around every corner Where they discover that Dog has a hidden talent and that treasure might be closer than they ever imagined