A children’s book where the characters show the importance of pets
Astro’s Adventures: The Great Escape is a book about dogs rescuing other dogs from neglect.
In this fun early chapter book, we meet Astro who thinks he’s being neglected.
He calls on a secret organization to save him from his terrible plight.
When the leader of this organization, Commander Rocky, finds out that Astro is actually spoiled rotten and not in need of help at all he decides to teach him a lesson.
A lesson in how lucky we are
He takes Astro to the one place all dogs fear – The Checkout.
This terrible place is where unwanted dogs and cats are taken and never leave.
Astro is suddenly made aware of how bad some pets have it and wants to rescue the other dogs on his own.
All dogs and cats deserve to have enough food, clean water and a nice warm bed to sleep in.
The characters in the books are all based on real life dogs. All of whom are rescue dogs themselves.
The lessons of compassion and empathy
Astro learns the important lesson of compassion and empathy.
Although the theme of this book is very serious, the message is contained within a fast moving plotline, and fun and quirky characters.
Children will learn the importance of helping others and taking care of their pets.
They will hear the dog’s side of the story, and be able to develop a better understanding about their role as carers of animals.
Astro’s Adventures: The Great Escape is an easy read for children aged 8 years. They won’t get bored either. There are more twists and turns in the plot to keep any reader turning page after page.
The Great Escape is the 1st book in the Astro’s Adventures series, and can be read as part of the set or on its own.