Mason the Mutt by Russ Hughes and KayeC Jones

I received this book from the author/publisher for the purpose of this review. All comments and opinions are entirely my own.

The Synopsis:

What happens to dogs and puppies when they are abandoned?

Follow the story of a puppy named Mason who thinks he’s getting a nice breezy car ride and is abandoned by his owner instead. But right from the start, he never loses heart.

Root for the little guy as he meets new friends, learns how to survive, confronts bullies and struggles with injuries. Mason may not be pedigreed, but it doesn’t make him any less courageous and big-hearted.


Mason the Mutt follows the story of a little puppy who is abandoned by his previous owner and how he survives. The writing is easy to understand, without large words, as well as easy to read for beginning readers. There are many different characters that Mason meets throughout the story that all teach him a thing or two about survival.

Mason teaches his readers to never give up, no matter how bad the circumstance and also to always try to learn from the people around us. These are illustrated with great character interactions and well thought out scenes.

Though the story is written for the audience of children, it may possibly be too long of a story to keep their attention. Without the aide of a fun writing tone and pictures that aren’t overly bright and engaging, the story is just too long and would, unfortunately, bore the child audience.

So though this book has great intentions and accomplishes those intentions, I can only give it 3 out of 5 stars for holding the interest of the targeted audience.

Rated: * * *