Penny & Rio: The Mysterious Backyard Meeting by Jennifer Swanson
The Mysterious Backyard Meeting is a children's short chapter book. Easy reading those about 1-3 graders. This book is based on the author's dogs, Penny & Rio.
This book is about Penny, a mischievous dog, and Rio, her lazy sister. "If curostiy killed the cat"? then why not a curious dog. Penny likes to have fun and adventure, but not too much in one day. Penny over hears some night animals in the backyard scheming up some trouble; so she thinks. She aims to stop them dead in their tracks. Penny thinks that cats are trouble, well maybe not all cats. Penny learns that things aren't always what they appear to be.
"Literature adds to reality, it does not simply describe it. It enriches the necessary competencies that daily life requires and provides; and in this respect, it irrigates the deserts that our lives have already become." -C.S. Lewis