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The Rover Adventures by Roddy Doyle

Updated: Jan 7, 2022


The Rover Adventures by Roddy Doyle is the most hilarious kids’ book I have ever read. There are LOADS of dog poo jokes which will keep your kids engaged from the first chapter. The characters are good and the plot is ridiculous. I think that this book can be enjoyed by all ages, but kids will probably love it the most. The book is about a man named Mister Mack living in Dublin with his three children (Robbie, Jimmy and Kayla) and his wife (Billie Jean Fleetwood Mack). Oh, and their dog Rover. Rover uses the toilet and computer and talks, but never in front of adults. He also sells his poo to little people named gigglers who make adults step in it. Rover is a millionaire, all from selling his poo. Those are just a few of the plot points in the wonderful Rover Adventures.


AGE RANGE KIDS to INTERMEDIATE


THEMES

Dog

Ireland

Humour

Slapstick comedy (but for kids!)

More humour

POO


OVERALL RATING 9.2/10

This is probably the funniest book I have ever read, and reread, and reread. At the top of my list for kids’ books and almost any kid could enjoy it.


PROS

Hilarious

jokes that adults will enjoy while reading to their kids

Good illustrations

Ridiculous plots

Adults stepping in dog poo (Hilarious!!!)

Good female role models

Short chapters


CONS

All three stories in the book have very similar plots

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