Penny and Rio: The Mysterious Backyard Meeting (Illustrated)

Book Release: March 1, 2009
Penny and Rio: The Mysterious Backyard Meeting (Illustrated)
Dove "Family-Approved"
For All Ages


Penny and Rio are two dogs who are completely opposites. Penny is curious and always on the go, while Rio prefers a good nap. At their new house, Penny discovers that their backyard is the meeting place for several different animals. Penny doesn’t know why a cat, a groundhog, a squirrel and an owl could possibly be meeting, but she knows she has to find out. She comes up with an ingenious plan for spying on them and discover their plot. She has to stop them – but can she get her sister dog, Rio, to help her or will Rio decide that sleep is more important?

Dove Review

Go on this first adventure with Penny and Rio. This charming story will become a favorite to any child, especially those with pets. With wonderfully illustrated pictures of the duo’s adventure, it is a great book to encourage reading. Children will enjoy following this mystery as the two dogs discover the true reason for the meeting. Dove awards the Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for all ages to this wonderful book.

Content Description

Sex: None
Language: None
Violence: None
Drugs: None
Nudity: None
Other: None


Reviewer: Donna Rolfe
Source: Book
Company: Mirror Publishing
Genre: Illustrated
Industry Rating: Juvenile
Starring: Illustrated by: Rosita Schandy and Neal Wooten