Posts Tagged ‘Bowser and Birdie’

Back to Our Younger Self (More)


June 14th, 2019 Posted 7:21 am

The joy of writing for kids – excerpt from an email sent by 12-year-old reader:

I have read Woof, Arf, and Bow Wow, all of which I have re-read at least 10 times. The series is my absolute favorite! Every time I open A Birdie and Bowser novel, I feel like I am there. I am Birdie, with her handsome doggie, solving mysteries together. We are jumping off of bridges together, finding my father’s killer, or finding Snoozy and the mysterious Mr. Nice Guy. I feel this connection to Birdie when I read your books. She is a young Sherlock Holmes, and so am I. I always find out my Christmas and birthday presents before I open them! And although I’ve never jumped off of a bridge, I have jumped a fence when I thought the police were after me for trespassing without knowing it. It was only a pick-up with an orange light on top (one of those over-sized load trucks)!


Reader Email


February 7th, 2019 Posted 8:19 am

From: [redacted]
Subject: book club

Message Body:
I have a ? for you in the book Woof ,why did you skip half a page right before a chapter? my name is [redacted] i`m in grade 3 me and my friend [redacted] read your book for book club so there is a hole series of woof .well that should rap it up well goodbye keep up the good books boi


From A Young Reader …


January 8th, 2019 Posted 8:23 am

… re the Bowser and Birdie series:

“hi, I have to read 40 books by may, and I could easily do that until I found out I have to read different genres, I love your series and none other. could you make another book, or recommend me a book? I’m looking at the Chet and Bernie series. no rush or sweat to make a new book, but it would be great if you did”

A recommendation? How about:


Beginnings (More)


October 28th, 2018 Posted 7:57 am

On Sundays we’ve been doing beginnings – all the Peter Abrahams books in chronological order, including those written under the Spencer Quinn pen name. Here from 2017 – #36, BOW WOW, third in the Bowser and Birdie middle-grade series (available at no extra charge to adults with fake ID). As with the Chet and Bernie series, the B&B’s can be read in any order.

[“Spencer Quinn speaks two languages — suspense and dog — fluently.” – Stephen King]

A car beeped outside our house at 19 Gentilly Lane. Beep beep. The beep beep of a horn hurts my ears in a way you probably wouldn’t understand, since my sense of hearing is a lot different from yours. I didn’t say better than yours, so don’t be upset. But just between you and me, it is better! I hear sounds humans don’t hear all time! For example, that drip drip drip, right now, under the kitchen sink? Down in the cupboard with all the cleaning supplies, including some tasty sponges? But never mind the sponges. The point is someone should do something to stop that drip drip drip – except they won’t because they don’t even hear it. There’s going to be a big puddly mess, and soon!



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