Saturday, July 27, 2013

A Sergeant in the House [Review]

I received this book complimentary for review purposes. All thoughts are my own. 

A few weeks ago I received an email asking me to review a new children's book. Normally, I'm pretty hesitant to accept book reviews since I simply don't have a plethora of time to sit down and read. However, since this was a children's book we were talking about, I knew it would be a perfect fit! Both V and Adri absolutely love to read and being that this book has an absolutely adorable little puppy on the front, I knew it would be a huge hit!

A Sergeant in the House was written by Betty Turnbull and illustrated by Susan Senning. It's the story of military child Lenny, and his desperate want of a puppy. After learning that his father was injured in combat though, Lenny's priorities change from wanting a puppy to wanting to help out his dad.

I would say that this book is probably geared towards the six or seven year old range, but even at three years old, V sat contently listening to me read. Over and over again. It does help that she loves reading though. Even though the book keeps everything pretty light, I couldn't help but choke up a time or two, even after reading it several time. I guess it was the reality of being a military family and knowing that this could have happened to us or someone that we know.

This was charming book with a lovely message. I would definitely recommend it to other parents and especially other military families. One of the great things about this book is that the author is donating her royalties from the sale of this book to Hope For The Warriors

You can learn more about the author, Betty, here. A Sergeant in the House is available through her website or on retailers such as or and special order through any book seller.

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