Book Review: Dog Diaries: Susan by Kate Klimo

Looking for your next read? Check out Dog Diaries: Susan by Kate Klimo, reviewed by Fulco Library staff, Adrienne D.

Ever wonder what life would be like being a dog and living in Buckingham Palace with the Queen of England and the royal family. Look no further. Dog Diaries: Susan by Kate Klimo is the book for you. It is the 12th book in the Dog Diaries Series.

Susan is the Corgi owned by Princess/Queen Elizabeth II of England. Susan narrates and describes what it is like to be the dog of Princess/Queen Elizabeth II. Readers learn about royal family pets and meet Susan and her dog family in the first chapter. Princess Elizabeth received Susan as a gift in 1947, six years before she became Queen. Susan gives the inside scoop of Princess Elizabeth’s and Prince Philip’s romance and fairytale wedding. Then, she details how Princess Elizabeth became Queen, including her coronation. In addition, Susan gives insider information about Queen Elizabeth’s family life, including the birth of Prince Charles and Princess Anne. The black and white illustrations in the book are beautiful and make Princess/Queen Elizabeth’s life look so natural. Also, there are great resources at the back of the book, where you can learn more about Queen Elizabeth’s corgis.

Dog Diaries: Susan is an excellent read for dog lovers and those interested in history and the pets of famous people. It is available on EReads Kids with your Fulton County Library Card. Even if Susan isn’t the book for you, be sure to check out the other books in Kate Klimo’s Dog Diaries Series; one of them is sure to spark your interest. Just check the catalog at

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