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Guest Blog from Steven Butler


We’re over the moon to have a guest blog from Steven Butler, author of the HOWL-arious Dog Diaries series! If you haven’t already got your paws on the new book, Mission Impawsible, here’s Steven to tell you ALL about it…

Hello, friendly readers, I’m very excited to be writing for the guest spot on the Toppsta blog today, talking all about my latest book.

Let’s make one thing perfectly clear before we get going... I LOVE MY JOB! I really, really do. Ever since I was a little boy I’ve always enjoyed telling tales, and now I get to do it for a living and see my stories beautifully illustrated and bound in brightly coloured covers on bookshelves, EVEN BETTER!

Now, let’s make a second thing perfectly clear… I LOVE DOGS! I really, really love dogs. Whether they are big or small or snuffly or hairy or scratchy or drooly or yappy or farty or lazy or CRAZY, I think dogs are the best animal on the planet. So, when the very nice people at Penguin Random House asked me to write the diary of a dog named Junior, using characters from James Patterson’s excellent Middle School series, I leapt at the chance.

Today, I’m talking about the latest in the series, Dog Diaries: Mission Impawsible. It’s filled with action and peril and hopefully will make you giggle from the top of your head to the tip of your tail (if you have one).

Junior is going on holiday (or should that be HOWLIDAY) to sunny HOLLYWOOD. He’s packed his favourite treats and has plans to become a star of stage and screen while he’s there. Yep, he’s got it all worked out… until… things don’t go quite as planned and Junior’s pooch-pack find themselves in a race against time to escape the horrors of… Ha! I’m not going to tell you! It would ruin the story! You’ll just have to read Dog Diaries: Mission Impawsible and find out for yourself.

I had lots of fun writing the new book. If you like holidays, pooch-prison, detective TV shows, streets paved with sausage-meat, great escape plans, mutt-megastars, bottom biting and terrifying dog-eating vegetables THIS BOOK IS DEFINITELY FOR YOU!

Happy reading, my furless-friends.

Steven Butler

Guest Blog from Steven Butler
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Dog Diaries: Mission Impawsible

You'll never guess what, my person-pal...


And, what's even better? All my best mutt-mates are coming with me! But my dreams of being talent-spotted while walking down streets paved with sausage meat don't quite come true...

And when the vacation takes a VERY unexpected turn, I'll need to find a way to escape a LIVING NIGHTMARE and get us all home!


1st August 2019

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