The Adventures of Jayne

The Cat who was a Dog

Jayne is a cat, raised as a dog. Found as a new-born she is brought up with a litter of puppies. Jayne does not turn out to be just any kind of dog, she is the top dog, the main-man dog, the king-of-the-castle dog. She holds her tail up straight when she walks and brooks no nonsense. When they go for a stroll everyone has to stay behind her: her brothers and sisters, her doggy-daddy and doggy-mommy, even the human she keeps as chief backscratcher and can opener. Jayne is a tough cookie—as tough as nails and as cool as cucumbers come—as she proves in (almost) all her adventures: with Big-Bad and Bengal Bob, flying and skydiving, as lifesaver extraordinaire and later as mayor of the great city of New Philawashingyork.

The Adventures of Jayne is a fun tale for family reading or for children to read themselves. Suitable for grade 1 to grade 5. Sample chapters (minus some of the illustrations): Ch.1Ch.2, Ch.3, Ch.4

Paperback, 130 pages. Purchase Book


"Fabulous book! My daughter loves it. We are reading it for at least the third time now. Reg Down books are our favorites!" Amazon Review

"Great kids book and entertaining for the adult reading as well. My son loved this book. The continuing theme was one more chapter, one more chapter every night at bedtime. The story line is clever and entertaining. I also enjoyed the adult social commentary subtly running through the story, especially the last third. The illustrations are beautiful. Reg Down's books have been part of our lives for about the past four years. We purchase each new book as soon as it is released." Amazon Review

"Hilarious reading for 6 and 8 year olds: My children loved having this book read to me. It started out as a book for my 6 year old, but my 8 year old could not resist coming and sitting in my lap as well. The book is really funny, with the kids both laughing frequently. The book is also extremely well written. The vocabulary in the book is fantastic and the story flows beautifully." Amazon Review

"I read this book with my children this summer after buying the book on a whim and want everyone to know how great these stories are. We have enjoyed books by Reg Down many times, and this one has taken first place. Jayne is strong and flawed and funny and ridiculous. My 10 year old and 6 year old children love the book as does their 63 year old grandmother. Charming, charming tales." Amazon review

"What fun! My 6 and 8 year old were fully engaged as we journeyed with Jane. At the close of the book both of them asked, "So when does then next Jayne book come out?" Her adventures were imaginative, playful and exciting." Amazon Review

PS - For those of you who thought that the chapter in The Adventures of Jayne about Jayne flying in airplanes was just a wild story - NOT TRUE! See this news clip about Jayne's cousin: Cat takes accidental ride on Airplane!