Curse of the Scarab ~ Big Honey Dog Mysteries

Curse of the Scarab ~ Big Honey Dog Mysteries

by H.Y. Hanna
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Curse of the Scarab ~ Big Honey Dog Mysteries 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Patricia Reding for Readers' Favorite H.Y. Hanna has delivered, in Big Honey Dog Mysteries #1: Curse of the Scarab, an animal story, an otherworldly fantasy, and a mystery (complete with hieroglyphics) all wrapped in one, that is sure to please young readers. When Honey, the Great Dane, is left home with a sitter who brings along Bean, her own Great Dane puppy, Honey learns what it is like not to be the “only dog.” At first reluctant to share her space and affections with the pup, Honey soon discovers the joy that comes in doing so. But, difficulties arise when Bean goes missing while the neighborhood dogs and their humans are gathered at the local park.  Indeed, Honey learns that Bean is just another of the many puppies that have gone missing of late. And thus, the sleuthing begins! Hanna has created interesting and genuine characters with Honey and her dog friends: Ruffster, the supportive mongrel; Suka, the strong Siberian Husky; Tyson, the courageous Jack Russell Terrier; and Biscuit, the ever-hungry Beagle. Together they learn a lesson about prejudice when at first they suspect Max, the Pit Bull, of being behind the mystery of the missing pups. They learn how to work together, using the strengths of each when they finally uncover the whereabouts of the missing pups that need to be rescued. They suffer the reality of bullying when Max is attacked by the dogcatcher, experience the grievous loss of one of their own, and finally, they are able to celebrate a mission accomplished.   Big Honey and her friends will most certainly entertain children. They especially will be delighted by the manner in which the dogs speak to one another, with words and phrases such as “iBone” for the “iPhone,” “missing pawson” for “missing person,“ and “my Dog!” for “my God!”  Adults too, will enjoy the story, as who could deny the fun and unique humor of such things as the manner in which the dogs leave messages for one another — through peemail, no less. There is a magic to speaking to children of the age that would be drawn to read Big Honey Dog Mysteries, and H.Y. Hanna has fully and completely captured it.
Mark ODwyer 3 months ago
What a pace! A questionable pit bull, a husky with an over active imagination, a stranger with yellow eyes, a puppy who’s just too bouncy ... And that’s just the walk in the park! Suitable for dog lovers of all ages. Enormous fun.
InspirationalAngel531 More than 1 year ago
Title: Curse of the Scarab - Big Honey Dog Mystery 1 Author: H. Y. Hannah Published: 9-2-13 Publisher: Wisheart Press Pages: 248 Genre: Mystery, Thrillers & Suspense Sub Genre: Fantasy & Supernatural; Children's Fiction; Animals: Dogs; Cats ISBN: 9780992315306 ASIN: B00EWNHDX8 Reviewer: DelAnne Reviewed For: NetGalley . Honey, a Great Dane, is the star of the story that started it all. Curse of the Scarab is a story of puppies that have gone missing mysteriously. The only clue left behind at each disappearance is a big dead beetle, a scarab. After the disappearance of the Great Dane puppy of the human sitter, hired by Olivia, Honey's human, to stay with Honey when Olivia needs to go away for a few days. Honey is determined to find the puppies, or at least what happened to them. The questions are... Are the scarabs a clue or a warning? Are the puppies still alive? Can Max, the Pit Bull be trusted or is he part of the disappearances? Why are just puppies disappearing? How is it connected to the ancient Egyptian Gods? All the characters are well done, even if they are four legged. Curse of the Scarab is told from Honey's point of view, with her the help of her friends. This story is so cute will enjoy it no matter what the readers age. I shared this story with my 9 years non reading nephew. He enjoyed it so much her went on to read Secret in time and Honey's holiday collection. If there had been more I would have gladly purchased them for him and I to share. I am still looking for a series he enjoys as much. I look forward to Ms. Hannah's future Honey mysteries to share with him. Cody has never been an avid reader like many of my nieces and nephews. Getting him to voluntarily read a book is a major endeavor. I had to bribe him with new football knee pads to get him to read Curse of the Scarab with me, but full disclosure require you know he said he would pay me back from his allowance. I think his parents had something to do with that. No matter what your age will you will enjoy this series. 5 out of 5 stars.
CathyGeha More than 1 year ago
Wonderful writing for children and all of us that are still children at heart! This is the first mystery Honey and her canine friends solve together. Puppies start disappearing and where they have gone and how to get them back is the mystery Honey and her friends set out to solve. Throw in some ancient Egyptian mythology, a battle scarred hero, misconceptions and preconceptions that need to be dispelled, a colony of feral cats, evil dog catchers, some true friends and you have all the ingredients for a delightful, educational, thought provoking story that is more than just a mystery. I hope that there will be many more books in this series! Thank you to the author for a copy of this book to read and review.
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NiksPicks More than 1 year ago
Any writer who decides to make a story where an animal is the protagonist has a hard job, because it's tough humanizing animals and making it believable. And while some parts of this story are rough, I think H.Y. Hanna did a pretty good job here. Adding funny touches like checking peemail (I just thought that concept was hilarious) manages to humanize the dogs without making them too human. The story is fun also. I'm a sucker for anything to do with any kind of mythology, so I got hooked into the action and enjoyed finding out what would happen to our canine heroes next. Hanna does a great job of matching personalities (or should I say doginalities) with each breed and giving all the dogs quirks and strengths. Ssome parts are fairly predictable, but this book is fun to read and has a couple of good messages for its younger readers. There's plenty of action and mystery, a little sadness, and a lot of rollicking adventure.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book