While reading it, I kept thinking, “This is Home Alone for dogs!” There’s plenty of action and adventure, some very funny scenes, and I love the justice that prevails at the end. Five stars!”
For the first three years of his life, Koko, a small breed of dog called a Shih Tzu, lived with a little old lady he called Mama. One day Mama became very sick and was taken to the hospital. She left a large sum of money to her great nephew, Stewart, to take care of Koko if something should happen to her. But when she passed away, Stewart abandoned Koko in a park.
This is the story of how Koko was suddenly forced to tackle life on his own with no food, water, or shelter. He met lots of dangers along the way, like mean dogs, vicious coyotes, scary dogcatchers, and even life-threatening injuries. Sometimes Koko made friends, but, as time went by, it began to look like nobody would ever give him a good home..
A great read for 7-10 year olds.
About the Author
J.R. (Randy) Hardin was born in Rome, Georgia, attended Berry College, and has lived in either Georgia or North Carolina all his life. He currently resides in Gainesville, Georgia. A true Southern writer, J.R.'s books are flavored with the unique characters and settings of the South.
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Title: The Adventures of Little Dog Koko Author: J. R. Hardin Publisher: BQB Publishing Published: 6-8-2011 ISBN-10: 1937084000 ISBN-13: 978-1937084004 E-Book ASIN: B00558RCLC Pages: 64 Genre: Children's Fiction Tags: Dogs, Adventure Koko is a Shih Tzu and used to live with a very nice old lady he called Momma, but she became ill one day and went to the hospital and did not come home again. She loved Koko very much and left money for her nephew, Stewart, to take care Koko. Stewart tho was as mean a man as he had been a boy and abandoned Koko at a park. Koko was at first scared and not sure how he would survive. Then he met a new friend, named Moochee. Moochee is still a puppy and what is ofter referred to as a Mutt, which is a way of saying he was of mixed decent. Koko and Moochee soon became best of friends. Koko has such adventure in this book and encounters Stewart many time. He makes a friend from an enemy. Learns how to find food and shelter. He encounters dangers from coyotes, stray mean dogs and life threatening injuries. Through it all Koto dreams of finding a new family to love and care for him. Follow along with this spunk little dog is the adorable story. Learn what becomes of Koko and his friends. Find out how Stuart ends up. I enjoyed reading this story as much as my nieces and nephews enjoyed hearing it. It appeals to both adult and children alike. This only one of two stories about Koko with more to come I hope. You may want to check out the others. I know I will. Randy Hardin has a talent with the written word they we are blessed he shared with us the reader.