The Adventures of Honey & Leon by Alan Cumming

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, whi...

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The Adventures of Honey & Leon Reviews

  • Edward Sullivan

    Two pooches travel with their two dads.

  • Read  Ribbet

    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.

  • Alice

    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!

  • Barbara

    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.

  • Esperanza

    An adorable book that imagines what dogs do while their owners are away. This time, when Honey and Leon learn their dads are going away, they follow their dads on their trip. Full of whimsical illustrations which include many doggie thought bubbles. Written by actor/author/activist Alan Cumming and his husband Grant Shaffer.

  • Kelly

    Hone and Leon love each other, and their dads, very much, but don't like being left behind when their dads travel. So they decide to tag along on one of the trips.

  • Baby Bookworm

    Hello, friends! Our book today is

    , written by Alan Cumming and illustrated by Grant Shaffer, a delightful tale of two clever dogs and their loyalty to their human daddies.

    Honey, a rescue mutt with refined sensibilities and a talent for acting, and Leon, a Brooklyn-born Chihuahua who is much tougher than his size suggests, live in the big city with their belove

    Hello, friends! Our book today is

    , written by Alan Cumming and illustrated by Grant Shaffer, a delightful tale of two clever dogs and their loyalty to their human daddies.

    Honey, a rescue mutt with refined sensibilities and a talent for acting, and Leon, a Brooklyn-born Chihuahua who is much tougher than his size suggests, live in the big city with their beloved human daddies. Life is practically perfect, except for one thing: their daddies travel a LOT, and Honey and Leon get lonely and worried about the other half of heir family when they’re separated. One day, upon finding their daddies packing their bags for another trip, Honey and Leon decide that they will embark upon a covert mission: they will pack their bags and follow their daddies across the globe in secret, defending them from baggage thieves and dozing boat captains, watching over their outings and activities, and even joining them for a fancy party – where Honey inadvertently becomes star of the show! Can the dedicated duo keep their cover and get home without their daddies realizing that they’ve had two (furry) tails?

    We loved this one! The story felt very fresh and original, and was clearly written and illustrated with a great deal of love (Honey, Leon, and their daddies are based on the married author and illustrator and their real-life dogs). I loved the detail of the characters’ accents – Honey’s posh British dialect, Leon’s Brooklynite, even Cumming’s Scottish brogue if you’re feeling froggy – which allowed for some real fun when reading the book aloud to JJ. Honey and Leon themselves are a hoot, and captured gorgeously in exciting, colorful illustrations that brought them, their daddies, and their world to life. The length was great, and JJ and I both really enjoyed this one. A wonderful book to celebrate the bond between dogs and their human families, and it’s Baby Bookworm approved!

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  • Alida

    Well, this might be a "pet project" and not on par with say, The Knuffle Bunny, but I'm partial to Alan Cumming, alternative families, and above all, DOGS!! I primarily rate based on illustrations and whether I like it or not or makes me laugh or cry. Then other considerations come in - location, author, jokes, politics and messages to kids.

    So, any book with dogs, lovely illustrations, set in that wonderful city, with witty jokes, written by a talented actor and with a great message for kids, i

    Well, this might be a "pet project" and not on par with say, The Knuffle Bunny, but I'm partial to Alan Cumming, alternative families, and above all, DOGS!! I primarily rate based on illustrations and whether I like it or not or makes me laugh or cry. Then other considerations come in - location, author, jokes, politics and messages to kids.

    So, any book with dogs, lovely illustrations, set in that wonderful city, with witty jokes, written by a talented actor and with a great message for kids, is good reads to me.

  • Jessica Furtado

    Cute illustrations take us on an adventure as we follow Honey and Leon in their quest to follow their dads and protect them when they leave on one of their many trips away from home. The story is lacking a bit, but our puppy protagonists are fun characters who children will enjoy.

  • Lauren Kramer

    Leon is a Chihuahua from Brooklyn who knows how to hold his own. Honey is a rescue mutt with a flare for acting. They live together with their two dads in New York City.

    While the pampered pooches seem to have it made, there is one problem. Their dads are always traveling for work. Leon and Honey miss their dads and want to protect them at all times.

    One day, Honey hears the familiar sound of luggage being moved. She and Leon quickly devise a plan to secretly follow their dads. With bags packed, t

    Leon is a Chihuahua from Brooklyn who knows how to hold his own. Honey is a rescue mutt with a flare for acting. They live together with their two dads in New York City.

    While the pampered pooches seem to have it made, there is one problem. Their dads are always traveling for work. Leon and Honey miss their dads and want to protect them at all times.

    One day, Honey hears the familiar sound of luggage being moved. She and Leon quickly devise a plan to secretly follow their dads. With bags packed, the mischievous pair hail a taxi and head to the airport.

    Will this dynamic duo be able to stay incognito? Can they complete their mission to protect their dads? Will Honey ever become a famous actress?

    I love this book! This is definitely one of my all time favorite picture books. The story is overflowing with humor and heart. I also love how the book encompasses modern day technology and family life. From Honey snapping a selfie to the discussion of same-sex couples, this book truly has it all.

    Being a pet parent to five rescue dogs, I can totally relate to how much I miss them when I have to go to work or travel to a conference. I have often wondered what it would be like to take them with me. I am sure that chaos would ensue, much like with Leon and Honey.

    Grant Shaffer's illustrations are beyond adorable. I love how Shaffer uses pale and pastel colors for the backgrounds while using bold and vibrant colors for the main characters. This definitely makes Leon and Honey pop off of the page. I also love how creative Shaffer is with his artwork. Having a Where's Waldo type spread on the first two pages of the book is pure genius.

    I would highly recommend this book to readers of all ages. Everyone will delight in Leon and Honey's silly antics. I hope that these courageous canines will have many more adventures to come.

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