Rutherford, Canine Comic review by ClaudiaG
Age Range - 8 - 12
Genre - Juvenile Fiction
Five Star Award

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Age at time of review - 12
Reviewer's Location - Florence, KY, United States
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Rutherford, the dog, lives with his family and their owner Mr. Davis who owns a breeding business, which breeds basset hounds for show.  Rutherford wants to become a guard dog for Mr. Davis, but he was born with a bad leg which made him limp. Instead, he becomes a comedian for his family. When Mr. Davis dies from a heart attack, his son Horace Davis takes over the business. Horace doesn’t like Rutherford as he thinks he’s useless because of his bad leg. One day, he drives and drops Rutherford out at a spot in a faraway forest. Rutherford faces many challenges on his way to look for a home. Will Rutherford survive without Mr. Davis and his family? Will Rutherford become a guard dog and find a home where they don’t think he’s useless?   Will he ever see his mother and siblings ever again? Find out in this amazing story.


Rutherford, Canine Comic is action-packed and leaves you wanting more. I enjoyed reading about Rutherford’s adventure. I liked the part where the coyotes attacked Rutherford.   The author created a lot of emotion in this book. It was easy to feel sad when Rutherford was abandoned in the forest and when the coyotes attacked him. I like how Rutherford never gave up and how throughout his adventure he showed determination. I also liked when Rutherford was at the vet clinic and how the vet assistant didn’t give up on trying to persuade the vet to let Rutherford live. I recommend this book for anyone older than eight. I can’t wait to read more by this author.

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