Evie and Pog Puppy Playtime! 
(February 2020, Angus&Robertson/HarperCollins, $12.99, paperback, 9781460757949)

In the bestselling tradition of Ella and Olivia, comes the second book in this new series for early readers about best friends, Evie and Pog.

Evie and Pog are very best friends. They live in a tree house over a daisy-spot lawn.

Evie is six years old. She likes books and cake and playing with her friend Noah.

Pog is a pug. He is two and likes to drink tea and read the newspaper. He also likes vegetables.

But most of all, Evie and Pog love to have fun. Join them, and some very cute puppies, on three more adventures - Reno Rumble, Classroom Contraption and Puppy Park!

An abundance of slapstick humour is sure to engage children and keep them reading while laughing out loud. Delightful illustrations, well-spaced text with individual word highlights and short, humorous chapters make this book an ideal transition from picture books to junior fiction. - Readings

I’ve said before that Tania McCartney is uber-talented... and I for one am tremendously excited about this new series pitched at newly independent readers. Each is chockers with Tania’s humorous and always endearing illustrations and loaded with onomatopoeia and a wonderful variety of fonts giving each an even more lively feel. - Just So Stories

The tone is quite zany and extremely imaginative while still being grounded in a familiar, safe, age-appropriate world where baking cupcakes and performing a school play provide plenty of excitement. Tania McCartney’s cheerful illustrations form a large part of the book, making it a good stepping stone between picture books and longer chapter books. - Books and Publishing Junior

In her first junior fiction series, Tania McCartney has created two delightful characters... They have lots of zany fun together and are good at solving problems in creative ways. Tania’s gorgeous illustrations are a highlight as they bring Evie and Pog’s adventures to life. - Wild About Books

This series is perfect for beginner readers, those who have a good grasp of the basics and are looking for chapter books that will take them to the next level. The illustrations are delightful. There is a wonderful floor plan of the treehouse at the start of the book to set the scene for young readers that could also inspire would-be architects to sit down and plan out their own dream tree house. - Better Reading Kids

If you were a teacher librarian who had the opportunity to request the perfect series to offer young readers... using all the support structures that such readers need... all crafted together in humorous adventures by someone who knows how to reach their target audience perfectly, then this new series by the versatile Tania McCartney would be the result. - The Bottom Shelf

Quirky, fun and unexpected, this zany series is chock-a-block full of bizarre storylines, effervescent imagery and positive outcomes that all add up to maximum entertainment. - Dim's Write Stuff

Book 1: Evie and Pog Take Off!
Book 3: Evie and Pog Party Perfect! (coming May 2020)

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