MG Takes on Thursday

This is my new weekly meme celebrating amazing middle-grade books. I hope others will enjoy taking part in this too!

How to take part:

  • Post a picture of the front cover of a middle-grade book which you have read and would recommend to others with details of the author, illustrator and publisher.
  • Open the book to page 11 and share your favourite sentence.
  • Write three words to describe the book.
  • Either share why you would recommend this book, or link to your review.

This week, I’m celebrating …

Written by Carlie Sorosiak
Cover Illustration by Ben Mantle
Published by Nosy Crow

Favourite Sentence from Page 11:

I do not recall much about my early life, except cardboard boxes under my paws and the whines of my siblings, who always nudged me away from the food dish.

This book in three words:


I, Cosmo is a ‘woof-tastically’ heart-warming story, full of life, heart and humour which will appeal to any dog-lover, adult or child.  Telling the story from the perspective of Cosmo, the 13-year old family golden retriever, is genius!  The tone is conversational and authentic:  I can really imagine that this is exactly how a dog sees himself within a loving family.  Cosmo is wise, humorous and devoted to his family.

I fell in love with Cosmo for a two main reasons: his devotion and sensitivity towards his family, and especially to Max, which is wonderfully depicted; and, his sharp, witty observations which permeate the story, lending it many humorous moments.

This is just the most wonderfully, heart-warming, tender story which I can highly recommend. You can read my full review here.

I’d love if anyone who wants to give this meme a go would comment in the comments box and include a link to your post so I can visit, comment and find some great middle-grade recommendations. If you do create a post and are on Twitter, and would like to share your post, please use the hashtag  #MGTakesOnThursday so I can find it, read it and share it!

3 thoughts on “MG Takes on Thursday

  1. Another wonderful recommendation from you Mary. I’ve had this on my TBR list for such a long time, your post is a good reminder to do something about it!
    Sorry that I won’t have time to post my own recommendation today, we are having a day celebrating the youngest’s GCSEs – I’m grabbing a minute now as she’s on a hphone call😃

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    1. Congratulations to your youngest – this must have been a stressful time for you. I think you’ll love I,Cosmo. I’m very excited for My Life as a Cat which is out at the start of September.

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