Flamingnet Student Book Reviewer TKono
"The Most Unusual Adventures of Black Shadow Smokey and
the Blue Streak" by Suzan Tanner is a children's book.
The story revolves around a cat and a dog that happen to
live with the same family. Tempers clash as they both vie
for their humans' attention. Later, they meet up with a
common friend and rescue her from kleptomaniacs. Dubbed
heroes, the cat and dog become friends and vow to be
There are many friendship themes
in this book. Also, animals are discussed as intelligent
and considerate. There is not too much action in the
book, but there is just enough to entertain the target
audience of six to ten year olds. There are also some sci-
fi parts where scientists realize the animals can talk.
Overall, this book is easy to follow and pleasant for
State and Country: Staten Island, NY USA