Marley’s Big Adventure
by John Grogan
Paperback, 32 pages
Published August 25, 2009
Book Source: Bought
When Marley’s family gets angry at him, Marley runs away from home. Who knew one little dog could get into such big trouble? Will Marley’s family find him?
There’s Daddy who Marley wakes up to early.
Along with sister Cassie and Brother Louie.
Let’s not forget there’s Mommy to
For Marley to help come unglued
Marley gets into way to much
Until the family has had enough
And Marley finally gets barred
To the family’s fenced in backyard.
Marley didn’t like this very much
And knew that he was in double dutch
So he decided to run away
by digging a hole under the fence that day.
Mary’s Review: See where Marley runs away to and how much his family misses and loves him. Marley learns not only about unconditional love from his family, but that others can be loving and kind. At the same time his owners learn how much they love Marley and that sometimes they need to be more patient, kind and understanding.
The illustrations are fun and colorful and tell the story well for those who cannot yet read.
I recommend this book to ages 4 and up.
About the Author: John Grogan is the author of the #1 adult bestseller Marley & Me: Life and Love with the World’s Worst Dog, which inspired the bestselling middle-grade memoir Marley: A Dog Like No Other and the #1 bestselling picture book Bad Dog, Marley! He is also the author of the bestselling A Very Marley Christmas, Marley Goes to School, and Marley and the Kittens. John lives with his wife and three children and their new dogs, Gracie and Woodson, in the Pennsylvania countryside.