Seiko the Watchdog

       Title:" Seiko the Watchdog"

ISBN:0790123223

Author: Hazel Edwards

Illustrator:Jeffy James

Publisher: Shortlands Publications

Storyteller St (69770)

Additional Resources: McGraw-hill

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This is a very easy to read, fun, chapter book with lots of pictures.

Characters:  Seiko the watchdog, Hot Dog and Cat Burglar.

Setting: Jake's Jewellery Shop and Pizza Pal's Place.

Problem: Seiko the Watchdog and Hot Dog need to catch the Cat Burglar.

Main Events: Three robberies take place.

Ending: A twist in the fishy tale.

 

Author Hazel's comments on writing 'Seiko the Watch Dog'

'I like playing with words. That's why the idea of a watchdog and microchips interest me.  The character of Seiko is partly based on our family dog Phantom who likes to sniff things out on walks.

When I think of a story, I like to do 'participant-observer' research which means I get to do fun things, such as hot-air ballooning, trekking through Nepal and belly dancing. Then I base my stories on what I have learnt.'

 

Illustrator Jeffy James'

"I know what it's like to be a watchdog because I used to be a security guard. My job was to patrol a building at night,just like Seiko. But, instead of being alert and looking out for cat burglars,I used to draw pictures at night.

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Buy your own copy of Seiko the Watchdog

Visit your local bookshop or these online retailers have copies available now - just click through on the direct link and you can purchase online:

 

 

 

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Educational Resources for Teachers

http://www.mcgraw-hill.co.uk/kingscourt/downloads/storyteller_tns/seiko_the_wactchdog_tn.pdf.  has a complete pdf study unit on this book.

 Originally part of the Story Steps Summer Skies series published by Shortlands Publications , there are American editions with educational links and UK availability via...http://www.mcgraw-hill.co.uk

 

Premier's Reading Challenges

Seiko the Watchdog  is listed as approved reading on Premier's Reading Challenges throughout Australia:

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Reviews and Feedback

Have you read Seiko the Watchdog? Why not send Hazel a comment? You can email Hazel, tweet Hazel or post a message on her Facebook Page.You could also write your own book review. Here are some of the comments online. If you have more why not send them through.

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