MCTAVISH GOES WILD, by Meg Rosoff, Illustrated by Grace Easton, Candlewick Press

What a Good Boy!

It’s summer and the Peachey family is in crisis – again. Youngest child Betty Peachey is trying to persuade the family to go to the Faraway Campsite of Ma Peachey’s idyllic dreams. But most of the Peacheys are still resisting. Pa Peachey is convinced that terrible dangers lurk in the `wild’, Ollie only cares about whether there’s a `disco’, and Ava has her nose deep in philosophy books…But marvelous McTavish, always one step ahead of the Peacheys, quietly works out a way to get the family enjoying their holiday, together.

Out May 2020

83 Pages


I received this book in exchange for my honest review.

I love these books. They’re a sweet and comfortable read about a dog and his humans. Great read for ages 7-10 for those who like quick reads, easy reads and chapter books. This is a lovely story taken place in the summer and the author draws you into the setting and on the adventure the Peachey family set off on through her lyrical writing style and descriptions. This book is about family time together, something the Peachey family doesn’t seem to have for each other until good old McTavish and Mrs. Peachey come up with a great idea–Mrs. Peachey: camping; McTavish: bringing the family together and into nature.

Love this dog and the series and I know children will too.

I gave it:

Five star rating – shiny golden stars

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