Angus and Sadie review ↠ 108

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  1. says:

    An homage to border collie mixes And fun But also very reflective of the issue presented in Men Explain Things to Me Sadie needs smarts strength just to stand up for herself against Angus' patronizingI did like this observation even though it's inserted somewhat randomly as the dogs aren't generally presented as so very philosophicalI don't understand weird Sadie saidIt's what's not normal Angus explained It's what's different from meI will look for in the series and I might even go back and try some of Voigt's famous old 'problem novels'Disclosure I've not read the essay yet and I expect I'll criticize it but the meme does refer to an issue that is valid to a lot of people's experiences

  2. says:

    This is young and optimistic and charming and every so often you see these flashes of insight Voigt can't uite make vanish even when writing in this simplified perspectiveThen Missus bent down to pick up some Snowing but instead of throwing it to Angus she threw it at Mister You fetch she said Hey he said and threw some right back at her Hey yourself She laughed You shouldn't tease Angus that way Or any way Or any dogOkay Mister said You're right Angus come I want to show you something Angus came and Mister gave him the Snowing instead of letting him fetch it and that wasn't nearly as much fun It's just water he told Sadie No it's Snowing she told him Try eating it he advised herSo she did What happened to the Snowing? It's water she said I shouldn't tease you that way Angus saidIt's weird to call a deliberately simple book narrated by two dogs elegant but this IS And funnyAnd the last sentence is really beautiful and such a perfect ending

  3. says:

    Angus and Sadie are pups when they go to live with Mister and Missus frankly I found calling the people Mister and Missus annoying and it's one of the reasons this book didn't score higher the book gives a description Suffice to say that the pups have very different personalities and this is the main theme of the book along with various and sundry other activities Voigt did a fairly good job of writing from a dog's POV but I am hard pressed to love it after reading the Chet and Bernie books Spencer uinn to my mind is the master of the dog's POV and most of those books are also 3 stars for me I haven't tried reading his books for younger readers which would give a fair comparison between the twoI suspect that it has been too long since my kids were the ages to read this book so I am not sure how good it is or isn't Also both of my daughters hit this lexile level well before the grade level for it but they probably hit the Lexile level at the ages they would have been most apt to like it; I can't see this holding their interest in the middle grades as this is marketed

  4. says:

    4 StarsThis was a cute simple kind of book to read I loved everything about this book I will definitely have to look into the rest of the series because it was just to cit to pass up I definitely loved the relationship between Angus and Saddie It is so adorable and cute and also very sweet I would definitely read this book again and hopefully read the rest of the series I would recommend this book to anyone that is looking for a cute sweet simple book to read

  5. says:

    This review is in memory of my Border Collie mix Chloe who passed away on May 21 2016 at the age of 16 and my other mixed breed Nadine who passed away on November 7 2017 at the age of 11 Both girls will always be deeply missed by my family and me They were both adorable smart dogs and lovable sweetheartsI have a special place in my heart for Border Collies as they're very intelligent energetic and warm hearted dogs Naturally when I spied this book in my Recommendations I decided to check it out as it was an inexpensive Kindle bookThis is a simple story about two humans known as Mister and Missues who adopt two Border Collie pups and take them home to their farm However this story is told from the dogs' point of view which for me made it interesting than if it had been told using a detached third person voice In the same way I enjoyed the contrasting personalities of the two dogs Angus and Sadie who are siblings Angus is a uick study and eager to please but Sadie is a slow learner and generally disinterested Her stubbornness eventually becomes a stumbling block for her and we see through her eyes how she can't understand why her refusal to learn makes her family frustrated at her Angus includedThrough the story Angus and Sadie have adventures and befriend the animals on the farm But as they age they begin to see their respective personality differences so the underlying tension in the story becomes is two fold 1 will Sadie ever learn what's reuired of her and 2 can Sadie and Angus ever truly get along Obviously as a children's story the situations and dilemmas here aren't desperate or stark and in the end this is a happy story While I'm definitely not the targeted audience for this book I can say that I enjoyed it and appreciated it for its canine focused narrative In the end this is a cute little story and I would be curious to read any subseuent novels to see what Angus and Sadie get into nextContent wise this is a G rated tale with no profanity violence or sexual content It's worth noting though that there are some scenes of mild peril when animals are left on their own but no animals ever come to harm Similarly this is not one of those books where a beloved pet dies at the end So for parents or guardians concerned about animal deaths in this book rest assured Angus and Sadie live to see the last pageOverall this is a cute story that will certainly appeal to older children who love dogs I shelved this as a middle grade read but that's not entirely correct This is a better fit for the 6 to 10 years old crowd albeit there is nothing that would turn off anyone older The choice to tell this story from the dogs' points of view was a smart and creative decision and there are enough canine adventures and cheeky misadventures to keep readers of any age entertained

  6. says:

    “Angus and Sadie”Author Cynthia VoigtAngus and Sadie the two curious pups the ones that love adventure the ones that sometimes get in trouble Angus the brave and courageous Sadie the shy and curious And living together as brother and sister might change the story Maybe even themCynthia Voigt lives in Maine USA and has two grown children Also she is the author of 20 books and is a Newbery Medal winnerThe setting in this story takes place on a farm near a big forest by a river and creek The main characters of this story are Angus and Sadie that are two curious pups Border Collies Angus’ characteristics are a tough and brave pup and he tries to be the best and work his hardest every day He works really hard and likes to be the best Now Sadie is another story; she is very curious lazy and shy Also she likes to wander off and explore Sometimes it is kinda hard for her to stay on taskThe two owners Mister and Missus adopted two Border Collies; and named them Angus and Sadie Now remember these two pups have very different characteristics Now comes the training Angus he was great at it; just say the command and he will do it All it took was first time practice; then he knows it all Now Sadie on the other hand did not like training at all Lets just say she was stubborn After that those pups started to get comfortable with their new home They knew that their sleeping place was in the barn; and knew places where they could and couldn't be The pups are starting to get older and bigger now And starting to get curious All I can tell you is that some unexpected things happen I love this book because I love the way the two main characters Angus and Sadie have two totally different personalities but are still brother and sister Another reason I love this book is the adventure part I love how the author turns the story about two pups with totally different personalities living together into an adventure In my opinion these pups are on the adventure of life which I personally love One thing about this book that I wished happen is that there will be a seuel One thing that I wished happened differently in this book is that the story had a little backstory about the pups growing up at the adoption center where Mister and Missus adopted them This book is really good I love it One of the reasons I love it is because I love dogs Also because it is my favorite type of genre Books take me places and some are hard to connect to and some are easy; this one was easy I highly recommend this to you or your friends Especially if you or they love dogs Oh and one thing I will say is that Angus and Sadie get into a big fight and my uestion to you is what will happen next? Will they makeup? Or not? To find out read “Angus and Sadie”

  7. says:

    Fairly disappointed by this While there were lovely bits of writing especially the descriptions of the farm and the puppies' early life the dog training bits were just plain wrong I don't know what time period this was but the men Mister and Angus were so damn chauvinistic The narrator made this a better book She had terrific voices and added energy to an otherwise uiet story

  8. says:

    Well written and entertaining children's story; a little silly for older kids but an excellent book for younger readers or people who love dog stories and books with Maine settings The front cover was wonderfully illustrated too

  9. says:

    Same setting and some of the same characters as this year’s Toaff’s Way I liked this one even better because the anthropomorphism was dialed back a little compared to Toaff’s Way and I thought it effective

  10. says:

    I think that if you spend much time doing clicker training or raising puppies or acting as a foster parent to rescue animals you get very critical of books with dogs especially those told from the dog's POV I liked a lot of things about this book the sweet tone the way Voigt writes the puppies' dialogue the pastoral setting And bonus points for showing the owners adopting instead of buying although it would've been nice if it had been because they wanted to save a dog and not because the wife liked mongrels better than purebreds That last bit felt like an endorsement of irresponsible breeding albeit a totally accidental one However I had to give up I usually do with dog books I just get so dang irritated with the stupid mistakes of the owners in the books like getting mad at puppies for eating furniture and THEN realizing oh I should get them toys Why didn't they get toys in the first place? When the farmer got a choke chain out and taught Angus to sit by pulling the chain shut and pulling up NOT how you correctly use a pull chain in the first place leaving aside all arguments about correction vs positive reinforcement I gave up I understand that Voigt is probably trying to show farm dog life accurately and to be fair it's still a rose colored glasses version I just don't like the impression it gives about how to train your dog Yes it's fiction but it still gives an impression Here are these nice farm people who really love their puppies so this is how you treat a dog if you care and want to do right by it I've just seen it so much in the real world and it's sad and I don't want to read about it Maybe the farmer meets a behaviorist and learns about clicker training at the end of the book but I doubt it DNF at about 25%

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