The dog who wanted more – Sowmya Rajendran 4



Worth a read

“The dog who wanted more” is a book for children by Sowmya Rajendran. It is the first of the Rulebreakers’ club series. It is a story about five children without a dog. The five children are:

The dog who wanted more – Sowmya Rajendran

Three boys :

Jagannathan :  He always had failures in the past. He says he is a brawn, not a brain.

Rishi : He  is a nerd who saves up question papers for ‘future reference’. He cannot work without planning on an Excel sheet.

Tejas : His dream is to be on camera someday .

Two girls :

Monica : She is an Angry Young Woman who flares up for many things.

Keerti : She wants to become a wrestler. So she has three boiled eggs everyday.

All of them are thirteen years old.

The dog:

Spike : He is a little pug.

None of the children’s parents  allow them to keep dogs. So they decide to make a club called Rulebreakers’ Club in which they will break all the rules set by their parents. As a first step, they decide to kidnap a dog. But owning a dog is not easy. Later they get caught with problems and so they decide to return the dog. And the story goes.

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  1. There are idilys and vadais instead of bread and cheese.
  2. It is a different kind of adventure. They do not discover treasures and gold. They kidnap and maintain a dog.
  3. I liked the club’s name -Rulebreakers’ Club.
  4. I liked the ilustrations of the book by Arun Kumar Kaushik.

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  1. It is not as exciting as Enid Blyton adventure series for me.

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  1. All the five adventurous children are kidnapped from their school.
  2. Rishi’s almost-deaf grandmother thinks that the dog is her dead husband.
  3. The amount of food that the dog eats – Seven packets of biscuits.

I liked this book . I suggest this fictional adventure book to all my friends.


Book Details:

Title The dog who wanted more
Amazon Paperback
Editor(s)/Author(s)/Illustrator(s)/Translator(s) Arun Kumar Kaushik, Sowmya Rajendran
Publisher Karadi Tales

About Sahana Muralikrishnan

Sahana Muralikrishnan is a seventh grader who aspires to become a basketball player. In her leisure time, she loves to read books, especially mysteries and adventures.


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4 thoughts on “The dog who wanted more – Sowmya Rajendran

  • Ravi

    Welcome sahana, clear and crisp review. Your writing style feels natural, straight from the heart. Enjoyed reading
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    //2.Rishi’s almost-deaf grandmother thinks that the dog is her dead husband.//

    in our society we see our diseased grand parents or great grand parents in the form of crows, isn’t it? In the book’s case author might have thought it as an irony, or may be reflecting the sentiments of the society in a funny way.

    keep writing,

  • M.Chakravarthy

    Nice review,Sahana…Appreciate the good work & continue with more such reviews on this special section.

    +++ Your review is actually tempting me to read the book although its for children.
    +++ Smart bio.

    All the best …Read more & write more …when you find time ..amidst your studies & sports achievements .

  • OO

    Neat review Sahana.

    There are idilys and vadais instead of bread and cheese.

    You’ve noticed the essence of the Indian setting that the author probably wanted to create.

    I liked the club’s name -Rulebreakers’ Club..

    LOL – which kid wouldn’t want to break rules.

    Rishi’s almost-deaf grandmother thinks that the dog is her dead husband.

    😀 Thathas and Paattis these days are actually quite smart.