#RWYK Certified Great Read #Review – The The Adventures of Klaus the Happy Schnauzer by Terry E. Gunn
If you’re a dog person, you’ve come to the right place!
At Reading with Your Kids, we always emphasize the importance of reading books with your kids, and the fictional dogs we read about as kids stick with us until we’re old dogs ourselves. With that in mind, we’ve come up with the cutest, smartest and funniest dog book ever. The Adventures of Klaus the Happy Schnauzer by Terry E. Gunn!
We had a super time reading Terry’s fun book and we think it is written to entertain, enlighten and encourage young readers to enjoy the art of reading and we hope your family enjoys reading it as much as we did!
Let’s Have A Look At The Book Blurb
The Adventures of Klaus the Happy Schnauzer by Terry E. Gunn
This is the incredible tale of Klaus Von Dog, the happy Schnauzer. Ever wonder what adventures a dog has in a day? Meet Klaus, a miniature schnauzer dog. From the challenge of trying to catch the neighborhood squirrel to doing tricks for a treat. He grabs his leash and he is off to explore the neighborhood. Out on their walks, the two set off to the park for a game of catch, play with other dog friends, and then for a game of hide and seek. At the end of a busy day, Klaus is ready for sleep. And like most dogs, he falls fast asleep to do it all again the next day.
The Adventures of Klaus, the Happy Schnauzer is a wonderful picture book that goes through the typical day of a beloved dog. Children are taken through dog-oriented activities paralleling a similar day for a preschooler with waking up, eating breakfast, playing, meeting friends and going to sleep. This would make a great read-aloud to settle down with any youngster before bed. “Let’s hear about Klaus’s Day?” This could be an easy question to motivate a child to sit and get ready for bed every night. With this book, you can review the toddlers’ day, relax and, like Klaus, prepare for sleep. This will be a favorite bedtime read-aloud many times over.
This book is dedicated to the nephews who always make me laugh Jonathan and Jordan and little Dominic too. Grab a leash and let’s explore. Here is a sneak peek: Hey Mr. Parker, how do you do? Can I smell your shoe before I boo-ga-loo? I am off to the park before it gets dark. Good day, Mr. Parka, Too-DA-loo!
More about the author
Terry E Gunn lives in Huntington Beach California with John, Zoe, and Riely. Klaus lives with the angels and therefore I wrote this book to share with you his antics. The name issue will be correct shortly since I have updated to include my middle initial, please do the same, Terry. [email protected]
Terry Gunn spent more than 39 years full time in music ministry, In 1968 he started playing for gospel groups in the St. Louis area. He and Julia were married in March of 1970 and were full time music ministers in Phoenix, Arizona for four years. In 1977 Terry became Music Director at Christian Life Center, a mega church in Stockton, California.
The Gunns, Terry, Julia, and their three children, left Stockton in 1990 to begin a full-time ministry as a family unit traveling and singing all across the country. They all sang and played together for 17 years after leaving California.
The Gunns recorded three projects with Herald Records in the 70’s and four custom projects in California in the 80’s. In the 90’s they recorded with Zion Music Group in Nashville, Tennessee and put together several projects with them, including five family projects, two with Gateway College Choir & Chorale, as well as a few piano projects. Terry writes all the music and has had tremendous success with his writing. Groups in the industry other than The Gunns have recorded several of his songs. The Steeles, The Lesters, The Arnolds, The Singing Ambassadors, The Inspirations, and Greater Vision all have recorded Gunn songs on various projects.
Terry wrote and recorded a series of Praise and Worship Chorus books. Together with his father, four brothers, two sisters, and various other family members, a Christmas Instrumental was recorded and released Fall of 2007.
“Music Theory According to Terry Gunn” is one in a series of educational ebooks on various subjects in the field of music.
The Adventures of Klaus the Happy Schnauzer by Terry E. Gunn is a wonderful picture book that follows the adventures of a schnauzer going through a fun-filled long day. It’s a charming adventure story that can be a great repeating read-aloud to help children fall asleep each night. The author was inspired to write this book about her beloved dog named Klaus whom she considered a great friend. Terry and her family spent many lovely years with Klaus before they lost him in 2015. Terry decided to write this book to share Klaus’ antics with the world.
The first thing that drew us to this book was the cover. We love reading about pets, especially dogs, so we were intrigued by this story. This is such a moving, unforgettable story that features a lovely miniature schnauzer dog, called Klaus. From the challenge of trying to catch the neighborhood squirrel to doing tricks for a treat. The story invites readers to be one of Klaus’ walkers holding his leash and to join him on his fun-filled daily adventure to explore the neighborhood. Out on the walks, the two set off to the park for a game of catch, play with other dog friends, and then for a game of hide and seek. At the end of a busy day, Klaus is ready for sleep. And like most dogs, he falls fast asleep to do it all again the next day. The Adventures of Klaus make up for a wonderful bedtime story for kids as young children will relate to Klaus’s story as they follow a similar routine such as waking up, eating breakfast, playing, meeting friends and going to bed.
The Adventures of Klaus is a story we suspect children would want to read again and again. Readers of all ages will love this funny, vibrant picture book about Klaus’s adventures. We have absolutely no hesitation in highly recommending this book to anyone! The writing is clear and often almost poetic in nature too, and it all comes together to be quite a playful little story. So cuddle up with a dog or two (or three, if you’re so lucky!), and pick out your next great read!
A must for animal lovers. Five stars!
Congratulations To Terry E. Gunn For Winning The RWYK Certified Great Read Status
***A big thank you to author Terry for providing us a free copy of this book through Reading with your Kids certified program. The opinions expressed in this review are entirely our own***
Want Your Book To Be Reviewed On Our Site?
We would love to write an honest book review on your book and offer added benefits with our Reading with Your Kid certified status package. Click here to get a glimpse of what you will be getting with the package.
If you haven’t already done so, Check out Lily & Lucy’s review on the Reading with Your Kids Podcast & feel free to share it by using the social media buttons at the bottom of this page. We would LOVE if you could leave us a review on iTunes.
HOPE YOU HAVE A GREAT DAY 😆