When a dwarf beagle is born to the finest champion show dogs in Australia, he is banished for being too short for show.
EnzoB starts a very big adventure with his new family, Mr. and Mrs. B. He develops a passion for speed, and soon discovers that short legs can’t stop him from going... read more
Deep within the forest of Glossom lies the secret home of the beagles of BeagleDom. Famed for their championship show dog titles, the world of BeagleDom is thrown into chaos with the birth of three new pups. While two of the pups are just perfect, the third pup is very small – in fact, he’s a... read more (warning: may contain spoilers)
Deep within the forest of Glossom lies the secret home of the beagles of BeagleDom. Famed for their championship show dog titles, the world of BeagleDom is thrown into chaos with the birth of three new pups. While two of the pups are just perfect, the third pup is very small – in fact, he’s a dwarf pup! The first of his kind in the history of BeagleDom. Will this tiny pup be able to grow into a champion show dog?
Too short to show, the dwarf pup threatens the reputation of generations of BeagleDom champions. With his dreams of being a show dog dashed, the little pup is banished from his forest home and sent to live in the city, as a pet to a friendly and loving couple, Mr. and Mrs. B.
The little pup soon loves his new home, and enjoys nothing more than spending time with Mr. B in his workshop, tuning up his Montazari Z60-GT race car. Rather fittingly, they name him EnzoB, after the racing legend, Enzo Montazari! EnzoB soon develops a passion for cars and speed, and his old dream of being a champion show dog is replaced by a desire to race cars. In order to get his new dream in motion, Mr. B invites EnzoB to be his co-driver in the most challenging of road rallies: the Bundaburri 500 Classic Chassis Challenge!
With the race underway, EnzoB and Mr. B are early frontrunners, but a series of run-ins with prankster entrants Squidboy and Satch leave them and their car suspended in the side of an old barn. With the car wrecked, Mr. B and EnzoB are out of the competition, and EnzoB, blaming himself for the crash, worries that this is the end of his racing career. However a late night visit from an old friend and a heart-to-heart with Mr. B makes EnzoB optimistic again.
The next morning brings news that Squidboy and Satch are missing, feared injured. With only a handful of clues to lead them to their location, EnzoB uses his superior tracking skills to find the lost duo. Although they are out of the race, EnzoB is awarded a medal for bravery, and with the help of Squidboy and Satch, comes up with a creative new plan to help make his dream of owning his own race car a reality, as he rises above his vertical challenge to pursue a terribly tall dream.
The first of a four part adventure series, the tall tales have only just begun!
Geared for children aged 6-9 years old. this book will appeal to kids with interests in Animals, Pets, Adventure, Racing. Born to Race is a great first step for children ready to transition into chapter books. The book includes an educational glossary/appendix detailing facts about Australian animals.The hand crafted aesthetic of the books production ensures it will be treasured item on your bookshelf that children will hold on to for life.
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