The Adventures of Honey & Leon
Actor and New York Times bestselling author Alan Cumming and artist Grant Shaffer imagine what their dogs do when they’re not around—and it’s no surprise that the dogs aspire to lead lives as action-packed and glamorous as their dads’!Honey and Leon are rescue mutts who love their dads very much. But their dads often have to go away on glamorous and important business, which worries the dogs. Honey and Leon are done staying home and fretting—they’re off on a dad-protecting adventure! Careful to remain incognito, the two pups shadow their dads on a trip across the sea, keeping them out of danger at every turn! How did they survive without Honey and Leon’s protection for this long?!Alan Cumming and Grant Shaffer wrote this story as a tribute to their own dogs, based on their frequent conversations about what Honey and Leon get up to while they’re away.

The Adventures of Honey & Leon Details

TitleThe Adventures of Honey & Leon
Author
ReleaseSep 19th, 2017
PublisherRandom House Books for Young Readers
ISBN-139780399557972
Rating
GenreChildrens, Picture Books, Animals, Glbt, Dogs

The Adventures of Honey & Leon Review

  • Barbara
    January 1, 1970
    Young readers may enjoy this story about two dogs who are tired of being left home alone when their human companions travel. But this time, Honey and Leon decide they won't be left behind. After all, they need to protect their two dads. I'm not sure how they manage to navigate the airport and pay for tickets, but the two dogs manage to pull it off, and once they arrive at their destination, they put their protections skills on high alert, saving their human friends from disaster several times. A Young readers may enjoy this story about two dogs who are tired of being left home alone when their human companions travel. But this time, Honey and Leon decide they won't be left behind. After all, they need to protect their two dads. I'm not sure how they manage to navigate the airport and pay for tickets, but the two dogs manage to pull it off, and once they arrive at their destination, they put their protections skills on high alert, saving their human friends from disaster several times. Although they go to great lengths to keep the two men from knowing they are around, as it turns out, they knew it all along. I loved the idea of trying to figure out what one's dogs are up to when they're left to their own devices, but this book takes that wondering a bit too far. It seems as though it might have been easier to just bring them along. Still, many young readers will be amused by all the possibilities here. The colorful illustrations allow readers to see the dogs and humans having a blast on their vacation.
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  • Alice
    January 1, 1970
    I liked the story, It is super cute! It isn't very well written.. but it is cute. I love that the dogs take care of their dads. My not so high rating is that it that I fear that the only reason this book was published because it was written by a celebrity! Whatever sells RIGHT?! I don't care that it has two dads... it doesn't bother me at all. I Just think the writing is ok but not great!Illustrations are cute and well done!
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  • Read Ribbet
    January 1, 1970
    Not the biggest fan of Hollywood kid authors. In this story, two dogs tire of being left alone when their dads travel the world decide to follow closely behind. Kids will enjoy trying to spot the dogs in the illustrations since they are trying to be discreet about their travels.
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  • Edward Sullivan
    January 1, 1970
    Two pooches travel with their two dads.
  • Kelly
    January 1, 1970
    This book was so cute! I loved that the dogs were like people and they followed their owners. The illustrations were nice and the dogs are cute.
  • Mary
    January 1, 1970
    While the story itself is entertaining, the writing is lacking and the two dads the dogs share are not presented in the most appropriate way.
  • Beth
    January 1, 1970
    A pet project(pun intended) that should have stayed that way.
  • Sara
    January 1, 1970
    2.5 stars. I am not usually keen on celebrity KidLit authors, so I can admit my bias and say that I love Alan Cumming. The illustrations are fun and I love that this was a family writing project!
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