Children - Non-Fiction

Maya and Waggers: I Have to Scoop What?

Category:Children - Non-Fiction

Author:W.T. Kosmos

  • Publisher: Wise Wit Press, LLC
  • Publication Date: December 5, 2023
  • Number of Pages: 91
  • ISBN-13: 979-8-9883151-3-1

Maya and Waggers: I Have to Scoop What? by W.T. Kosmos is an entertainingly fresh story that captures the beauty of childhood adventures, friendship, and the responsibilities that come with owning a puppy. This book is a delightful read for children aged 8 and above, packed with humor and lessons about life. The story takes place on Island Nation, where the Puddin’ Heads and Sweeties have a history of not getting along. However, this changes when a shipload of dogs and puppies arrives, and the Puddin' Heads, including Maya's family, rush to own them. The central character, Maya, is a creative and spirited young girl who, along with her best friend Lily, embarks on an adventure to take care of their new puppy, Waggers, while staying with her Uncle Puddin’ Head.

The narrative voice in the first-person is ingeniously handled and it is infused with life and a unique perspective on things. The characters are endearing. Maya is a relatable protagonist with a creative spirit and strong determination. Her friendship with Lily is heartwarming, and the bond they share with Waggers adds a delightful layer to the story. The author skillfully explores themes of friendship, acceptance, and the importance of understanding and breaking down prejudices.

The humor in the story is a highlight, with moments that will make any reader chuckle. From Waggers' antics to Maya's clever solutions to the challenges they face, the book keeps the reader engaged and entertained throughout. The narrative also incorporates important life lessons, such as responsibility and the significance of empathy toward animals. It beautifully illustrates the growth and maturity of the characters as they navigate their adventures together. Maya and Waggers: I Have to Scoop What? is not only a delightful read for children but also an educational and emotionally resonant story that promotes positive values. With its well-crafted characters, humor, and meaningful messages, it's a book that both kids and parents can enjoy together. 

Reviewed By: Jane Riley

Reviewed Date: December 13, 2023

Category: Children - Non-Fiction

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