Monty and the Ocean Rescue by M. T. Sanders (Book Review)

Monty and the Ocean Rescue by M. T. Sanders

Today I am thrilled to be part of the blog tour for Monty and the Ocean Rescue, A Plastic Disaster by M.T. Sanders. 

My most favourite posts to write are children’s books featuring dogs. Here we have a couple of friendly Newfoundlands and their spangle friends who go on an adventure to rescue a whole host of ocean dwellers including a turtle, dolphin and mighty Blue Whale!

Thank you to Whispering Stories and the author for a copy of the book, which I have reviewed honestly.

Here are other bloggers taking part in the tour.

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Monty, Cookie and the spangles are back at the beach for the fifth book in this series of childrens books.

When Cookie sees a splash in the water her newfoundland instinct to rescue takes over and she immediately heads out to help. When she returns the dogs get a huge surprise as they hear a desperate plea.

What follows is an adventure that could turn out to be their biggest and most difficult so far.

This is a gentle introduction for children about the issues of plastic pollution in our oceans and even features Sir David Attenborough.

​Amazon Purchase Link

Signed and pawtagraphed copies are available worldwide via the website https://www.montydogge.com/bookstore

My Thoughts

This is a delightful storybook for children featuring Monty and Cookie the Newfoundland dogs and their friends the Spangles. The book is aimed at children between five and ten years old.

They all go on an adventure when they are met by a mermaid caught in a fishing net. After rescuing the mermaid they go on to meet other sea creatures who need help. The suspense builds as the dogs go on to meet bigger and bigger ocean dwellers all who are badly affected by the perils of plastic and water pollution. Even David Attenborough makes a guest visit to ask Monty to visit schools and pass on the message to save the planet.

I loved the message in this book and think it should be available in all schools so that children can learn about the horrendous effect that plastic is having on our oceans. The book is written in rhyme and is accompanied by some stunning illustrations (by Zoe Saunders) which will certainly help the children engage in the story.

My favourite moment is when the doggy crew realise that they don’t have a motor for their rescue boat. The spangles come up with a very unique and entertaining way to power the boat!

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Spangle Power!

It is so important to pass on the message of ocean conservation and animal welfare to younger generations, so thank you Monty and I can’t wait to hear about your next adventure.

About The Author

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MT Sanders is a writer, blogger and author of the childrens book Monty and the Ocean Rescue.

An accidental career began after he took early retirement and began writing stories on social media about his five dogs. Life according to Monty Dogge soon attracted a huge following and led to invites to blog live from Crufts and other high-profile events.

In 2017 and 2018 Vuelio placed it in the top ten UK pet blogs and the still growing readership encouraged MT to write a book. I’m not a Pandacow was the debut children’s book released in 2017 and this has been quickly followed by four more to date.

MT and Monty spend the major part of their time touring schools across the country bringing the tales to life as children get to meet the star of the books.

The latest book is a real passion project for the author who is a huge supporter of conservation projects and a champion for animal welfare. It goes without saying that MT was delighted to receive a handwritten message of good luck from no other than Sir David Attenborough who features in the book.

Social media links

Life according to Monty Dogge and the Books of Monty Dogge on Facebook

 

 

  2 comments for “Monty and the Ocean Rescue by M. T. Sanders (Book Review)

  1. 18th May 2019 at 9:33 am

    What a beautiful review, so happy you liked the book. Thanks for joining the blog tour.

    • waggytalesdogblog
      18th May 2019 at 10:29 am

      It’s a pleasure, thank you for inviting me.

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