Monty, Cookie and the spangles are back at the beach for the fifth book in this series of childrens books. 

When Cookie sees a splash in the water her newfoundland instinct to rescue takes over and she immediately heads out to help. When she returns the dogs get a huge surprise as they hear a desperate plea.

What follows is an adventure that could turn out to be their biggest and most difficult so far. 

This is a gentle introduction for children about the issues of plastic pollution in our oceans and even features Sir David Attenborough.

My Review

As some of you may know I am due to become a grandmother this year and I have been asked, more than once, if I’m busy knitting. No, no, no, I reply. Knitting is not part of my skill set, however, building a library for my grandchild is. Let’s hope he/she is a reader 😀

As is the way nowadays I made this comment online and in mere hours had been approached to take part in the blog tour for Monty and the Ocean Rescue: A Plastic Disaster. I was absolutely delighted to receive a paperback copy of this beautiful book and thoroughly enjoyed reading it.

As someone who has not looked at children’s books for many, many years my first thought was that if this is an indication of what is out there then I, I mean my grandchild, is in for plenty of treats. I thought the illustrations were excellent and I’m sure children will love all the different sea creatures as well as the main characters in this book.

I liked the overall story and the fact it rhymed but the thing I liked most was that I thought the whole theme was timely and just what is needed to help new generations be constantly educated about the dangers plastics pose to our planet and in particular to our seas.

The book has been dedicated to Sir David Attenborough which is a nice touch and there are details at the back of where to go online to find out more about how to reduce plastic waste as well as help protect our sea creatures.

Links to purchase

Amazon UK

Amazon US

Signed and pawtagraphed copies are available worldwide via the website

The book is also available via most online bookstores.

MT Sanders is a writer, blogger and author of the childrens book Monty and the Ocean Rescue.

An accidental career began after he took early retirement and began writing stories on social media about his five dogs. Life according to Monty Dogge soon attracted a huge following and led to invites to blog live from Crufts and other high-profile events.

In 2017 and 2018 Vuelio placed it in the top ten UK pet blogs and the still growing readership encouraged MT to write a book. I’m not a Pandacow was the debut children’s book released in 2017 and this has been quickly followed by four more to date.

MT and Monty spend the major part of their time touring schools across the country bringing the tales to life as children get to meet the star of the books.

The latest book is a real passion project for the author who is a huge supporter of conservation projects and a champion for animal welfare. It goes without saying that MT was delighted to receive a handwritten message of good luck from no other than Sir David Attenborough who features in the book.

Social media links

Life according to Monty Dogge and the Books of Monty Dogge on Facebook

@montydogge on Twitter

@monty_dogge on Instagram

4 Responses to #BlogTour #bookreview for Monty and the Ocean Rescue by M T Sanders, illustrations by Zoe Saunders @montydogge
  1. I started building a library too 🙂 Congratulations on the upcoming event

  2. Fabulous review. I’m sure you will build an amazing library for your little grandchild.


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