Fuzzy and Romeo Adventures

The Mysterious Intruder

Children - Animals
Kindle Edition
Reviewed on 05/13/2017
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Author Biography

Dawn Marie Carlson is the children's book author of "Fuzzy and Romeo Adventures - The Mysterious Intruder" and "The Pooch Club Camping Adventure," a dog adventure series starring real characters.

Dawn writes travel destination articles for "Wine Country This Week" magazine about Sonoma and Napa Valley wineries, for "Northbay Biz" magazine" and her "Dawn to Dusk Blog" on her website (www.DawnToDuskEnterprises.com/blog). Dawn is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), the California Writers Club (CWC), Bay Area Independent Publishers Association (BAIPA), and the Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW).

Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Dawn migrated with her family and her father's career advancement to Illinois, Georgia, and Illinois again, finally to the inspiring and environmentally conscious habitat of Marin County and Sonoma County in Northern California.

Dawn earned an A.S. degree in General Business from College of Marin and a B.A. degree in Management with a Minor in Geography from Sonoma State University. She later pursued a second degree there in Environmental Planning aligned with her nature interests.

Dawn is an avid gardener, music lover, photographer, bird watcher, nature lover and environmentalist.

As a lifelong reader and book lover, Dawn has a varied library of fiction and nonfiction books.

The Marin County Fair awarded Dawn Best in Show in Creative Writing, and other awards in poetry, and creative writing.

Dawn Marie Carlson is the proud dog parent of Fuzzy and Romeo.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Rosie Malezer for Readers' Favorite

The Mysterious Intruder is a Fuzzy and Romeo Adventures book, written and illustrated for children by Dawn Marie Carlson. After hearing an intruder at their Grammy’s back door, Fuzzy (a seven-year-old Shih Tzu) and Romeo (an American Eskimo Dog) take up pursuit, leading them to a nearby park. When no sign of the intruder is found, the dogs call together members of The Pooch Club to assist with their search. A grey squirrel with an acorn is cornered, but is not the intruder. When they finally catch the guilty party, Fuzzy and Romeo realize that all is not what it appeared to be.

The wonderfully child-like adventures in The Mysterious Intruder were a delight to read, with each of the members of The Pooch Club having their own very unique and individual personality traits. Using the clues given and putting their heads together, Fuzzy, Romeo and their friends search the local area, in the hopes of finding the intruder which had been at their back door. I loved the simplicity in the storyline, and that some of the dogs were almost human-like in their appearance and behavior. The communication, cooperation and interesting ways in which each of the animals interacted was highly imaginative, and any child would love the fun and frolicking in this mysterious children's tale. Dawn Marie Carlson’s imaginative story about two dogs who are friends and protectors was well written, fun, and will be a joy to read for all friends and fans of animals, whether big or small, and for young dog owners alike.