Adventures with Astro: Sharing a Love of Books and Dogs by Susan Day Part 25
Sharing books and stories with your grandchildren is an excellent way to create memories which will last a lifetime.
Susan Day, children’s author and blogger, is going to share the first book in the Astro’s Adventures series, The Great Escape with us.
Susan began the Astro’s Adventures series of books out of a love dogs and reading. The books were created to inspire children to not only become better readers, but also to become responsible pet owners.
Each week the next instalment will be published here so you can share it with your grandchildren.
All you have to do is find a nice comfy spot, and share this post on your phone or tablet.
Astro’s Adventures: The Great Escape – Ratty Dogs and Rats to the Rescue
The attendant woke up in fright from all the crashing and banging and ran out of the lunch room. He didn’t get far. In his haste, he didn’t see the old brown dog lying across the doorway and he tripped and went flying face first into a muddy puddle.
The receptionist scampered over to the doorway yelling to the attendant and holding Dingo up in the air. She kicked the door open with her foot and then she stopped dead in her tracks. Two things caught her attention. The first was the sight of the attendant flying through the air and crashing to the ground head first into a puddle of mud.
The second was a swarm of rats rushing towards her. Her hands stiffened and her eyes bulged out of her head. She screamed like no other human had screamed in the history of human kind. Dingo held his paws over his ears and winced and, for a split second, every dog within a five mile radius stopped and wondered what was going on.
She dropped Dingo, turned and fled. She was never seen again.
Dingo chuckled to himself and put his paws up to get the attention of the rodents. They all stopped and waited.
“Why did you call us here, Operative Dingo?” squeaked an old brown rat. “What was your purpose?”
“My fellow ratties,” he began. “I have called you here to ask for your help. We need to save our friends from this terrible place. You have already frightened away that strange woman – a job well done! You may now enter the building and help yourself to all the food you can find.”
“I don’t think so, Pip Squeak!” A large paw grabbed Dingo around the neck and lifted him off the ground. He squirmed but couldn’t free himself. He turned and looked into a pair of large yellow eyes – cat’s eyes – one slightly smaller than the other due to large scar that ran across the cat’s head.
When he turned away he saw four other cats had surrounded the rats. Dingo managed to get his back leg up to his collar and scratch it twice. An alarm was set off at Central Control alerting Hans and the remaining Operatives to his predicament.
Find out what happens next…Astro’s Adventures Stories to Share