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Book Review

This book has been reviewed by Focus on the Family’s marriage and parenting magazine.

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Plot Summary

The city of Mousopolis is holding its First Annual Barbecue Cook-Off. Mouthwatering scents waft over the city and into an ancient volcano nearby. Out of the depths of the crater arises the terrifying creature, Dogzilla. The mouse army, led by a commander called The Big Cheese, mounts an attack on the monster. But one whiff of doggy breath sends the soldiers running for their lives. Dogzilla (a squatty black dog with an anything-but-ferocious demeanor) terrorizes the town by chasing cars, eating whatever she finds, chomping on bones at the Natural History Museum and chewing up a furniture store. The army calls in Professor Scarlet O'Hairy, whose charts and graphs offer no useful solutions. The Big Cheese suddenly thinks of the one thing that will rid them of Dogzilla forever. He and his troops attack Dogzilla with hoses, brushes and shampoo, shouting, “It's bath time!” The terrified dog returns to her crater. A year passes, and the happy mice enjoy their Second Annual Barbecue Cook-Off without fear. They've failed to consider one thing: Dogzilla's puppies (shown leaping from the volcano).

Pilkey's collage artwork includes photographs of mice and dogs against painted scenes.

Christian Beliefs

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Other Belief Systems

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Authority Roles

The commanding officer of Mousopolis' army, called The Big Cheese, bravely leads his mice into battle against Dogzilla. When the monster attacks them with her dog breath and his soldiers run away, he readily joins them. Professor Scarlet O'Hairy leads the army in developing a strategy to conquer Dogzilla.

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Rating

Readability Age Range

5 to 8

Genre

Humor

Author

Dav Pilkey

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Publisher

Harcourt Inc.

Released

On Video

Year Published

2003

Awards

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