Thursday, August 13, 2020

Cassius's Corner - Lily to the Rescue!

Welcome to my new feature I made especially in honor of the Dog Days of Summer Challenge.  However, I'm thinking I can convince Mom to let me pop in every once in a while even after the challenge is over.  Today, I'm reviewing a children's chapter book which me, Mom and Apollo read recently.

TITLE: Lily to the Rescue (Lily to the Rescue #1)
AUTHOR: W. Bruce Cameron
PUBLISHER: Starscape
PUBLISHING DATE: March 17, 2020

FROM GOODREADS: Lily lives with her girl, Maggie Rose. Once a stray, Lily was rescued by the kind people at the animal shelter run by Maggie Rose's mom. Now she has a very important purpose: to rescue other animals in trouble.

In Lily to the Rescue, Lily meets a crow with a broken wing, so she and Maggie Rose take the crow home to Mom. But when the crow starts to become too tame, some unexpected problems arise. It's Lily to the rescue!

MY THOUGHTS:  Lily is a rescue pitbull who lives with her human, Maggie Rose, and her parents and brothers.  Maggie's parents are really cool and love animals a lot because her dad is a Colorado game warden and her mom is a vet who runs a rescue.  On day at the dog park Lily saves an injured crow who they name Casey.  Maggie's mom tries to save Casey but in the process they fear they've made him too tame.  Also, Casey ends up rescuing a kitten hiding in a tree.  

Casey likes to eat peanuts (which I don't like but I do like peanut butter) and Lily likes meat sandwiches.  I would definitely eat sandwiches with Lily because she is kind of cute.  However, I already have a girlfriend, Emma, who maybe Mom will tell you about one day.  So I guess I would introduce Lily to Apollo.  It might give me some peace.

So this was a fun book to read with Mom and my bratty brother.  There were small pictures throughout done in black and white and accented in the blue which is on the cover which is a really nice touch and caught Apollo's attention.  I enjoyed hearing about all of the animals and am looking forward to reading the next one in the series.  I like this book a lot so Apollo better not eat it!

Oh, and I especially liked hearing about Boggs, a huge dog who likes to sit in the water bowl at the dog park.  Sounds like something Apollo might do.

RATING: 5 Paws (it's about a dog!  what do you expect from another dog?)


  1. Great review, and no surprise Cass liked this one, it sounds positively heartwarming and adorable!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    1. It was super cute. I have one more to read as well.

  2. I very much enjoyed your review Cassius! I certainly hope that Apollo doesn't eat the book!

  3. So cute, thanks Cass and hope your brother behaves.
    Lynn :D

  4. These books sound fabulous. And a crow... what could be better. 👍✨