Stinky Spike the Pirate Dog by Peter Meisel

Stinky Spike the Pirate DogStinky Spike the Pirate Dog by Peter Meisel

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Spike has the best sniffer in the seven seas and it takes him all the way from the dock yard to a real treasure hunting pirate ship. In order to get home he agrees to help Captain Fishbeard and his crew find treasure. While they don’t always agree on what counts as treasure many interesting and smelly things are found.

I absolutely adored this book. It is a fun little chapter book with detailed full color illustrations. The characters are wonderfully written and have the best names. It kept me laughing and I am sure it will keep kids who are just starting to transition from picture books to chapter book entertained as well.

On a side note, I think I have met Stinky Spike when I lived on a sailboat for a year. He was sweet, loved to sniff things, was very good at scaring birds away from the boats, and was of course smelly.

Note: The publisher gave me this book to review. In no way did that affect my opinions.

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