Review: ‘Kayla and the Magic Dog’ is a poignant new children’s book by Dar Dowling

Cover art of 'Kayla and the Magic Dog'
Cover art of 'Kayla and the Magic Dog.' Book written by Dar Dowling

Dar Dowling is back with her brand new engrossing children’s book “Kayla and the Magic Dog.” #Powerjournalist Markos Papadatos has the scoop.

In this story, Kayla lives an ordinary life in a small town. That is, until she comes upon a magical dog in the woods and in that moment her life has changed forever.

Upon returning home with her new furry friend, she discovers that her family is not what it seems, and that they are actually refugees from another planet, fighting for their freedom.

Kayla’s Aunt Morgan has been leading the charge to free her people. But when the war comes to their house on Earth they are forced to flee to their home planet. As Kayla and her family embark on their journey, Kayla encounters a series of exciting adventures and makes new friends along the way, including a shapeshifting boy, and a girl from another world.

Without giving too much away, it is recommended for young readers and their families. It encompasses elements of mystery, science fiction, and fantasy. There is something in it for everyone. This is a kids book that has the potential to become an informative short movie (for kids to watch, whether it’s animation or live action).


Overall, “Kayla and the Magic Dog” is a compelling children’s book from start to finish by bestselling author Dar Dowling. It underscores such values as courage, family, relationship, and friendship, which will strike a chord with young readers and their families. This book makes the quintessential bedtime story, especially since it is sheer bliss. “Kayla and the Magic Dog” garners an A rating.

“Kayla and the Magic Dog” is available on Amazon by clicking here.