COMP CLOSED | Book Giveaway | Watson the Detective Dog

Watson the Detective Dog

We are very pleased to be giving away three copies of Susan Brocker’s book ‘Watson the Detective Dog’, to our GrownUps members.

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About Watson the Detective Dog

A wonderful introduction to the positive impact animals can have on conservation, perfect for young readers.

Sniff, sniff, sniff went the brown puppy.
Back and forth, back and forth.

Watson is training to be a conservation dog, and there is a special species in danger. Some itty-bitty fish – īnanga, or whitebait as you may know them – need saving. In this story about a real-life dog, you’ll learn about how detector dogs like Watson are trained for a role in conservation.

In this winning combination of talent, Susan Brocker brings another true animal tale to life for children, which is beautifully illustrated by one of NZ’s top children’s illustrators, Jenny Cooper.

Watson the Detective Dog is a great introduction to the positive impact that animals can have on conservation at a local level. This is perfect for fans of Friday the Rebel Dog, Bess the Brave War Horse, Mrs Chippy the Cat and Kororā and the Sushi Shop.

About the Author

Susan Brocker has written over 50 fiction and non-fiction books for older children and teens, which have been published worldwide. She has a history degree and a love of social history that is reflected in her books. Susan also has a close affinity with animals and lives with her husband and many pets in a lovely old villa on a small farm near Tauranga. Watson the Detective Dog is the latest in a picture book series based on true NZ animal tales. In addition, Susan’s other titles with Scholastic are the middle-grade fiction stories Kiwis at War: 1914 Riding into War, ICE and Caged.

Jenny Cooper lives with her partner in Amberley, north of Christchurch, where her passion is her amazing garden. When she’s not up to her ears in plants, she illustrates children’s books, a job she has done for over 30 years. In 2015, Jenny won the Mallinson Rendel Illustrators Award. With dozens of children’s books to her name, Jenny is perhaps best known for her hilarious illustrations for the Topp Twins’ sing-along books, as well as her war stories with Glyn Harper.



Terms and conditions

    1. You must be a GrownUps member and receive our newsletter to be eligible to win.
    2. Competition closes on the 19th June 2024, winners will be notified via email by 20th June 2024.
    3. It is your responsibility to ensure you correctly enter a New Zealand postal address where the prize can be sent. GrownUps will not take responsibility for prizes sent to incorrect addresses.
    4. Winners are drawn at random by the GrownUps administration team.
    5. GrownUps employees and family are not eligible to enter.
    6. By entering the giveaway, you approve for GrownUps to use your name on social media as winner of the competition.
    7. One entry per household.
    8. Prize in non transferrable.
    9. You must reside in New Zealand – the prize can only be redeemed within New Zealand.
    10. You must be over 50 years of age to enter, please check your details are correct in your membership dashboard.