Pucker Power is the second book in the series following the misadventures of the Power family who have superpowers but don’t seem able to use them successfully. In fact, the family’s superpowers often cause mayhem which their daughter Suzie then has to sort out. This story focuses on the family’s pug, Pucker.
In the Power family’s second adventure, JP is out walking Pucker when the pug spots Penelope, a beautiful poodle. Penelope belongs to Paulette, the daughter of the rich Parfait family. It is love at first sight for Pucker, but not for Penelope. Then the two dogs get kidnapped by the dastardly Ivan and Prunella D Mon. Ivan wants 10 million euro in ransom money and Prunella D Mon wants to turn the dogs into fur coats.
The Power family join forces with the owners of Penelope to rescue the dogs, but when they try to use their superpowers everything goes wrong. This means it is up to Suzie to use her secret superpowers to put everything right. However, the rescue also needs the bravery and clever planning of Pucker and the other canine prisoners (Espike a turkey-flusher; Butch a chocolate birdhound; Mitz a shitzu; twin Afghan hounds called Axel and Lexa; and Hans a miniature flugenshpugel) in order to make it work.
The book is full of slap-stick comedy and role reversals as well as farcical situations and funny stereotypes – not forgetting a clever homage to Cruella De Vil. The books are accompanied by a fun and well thought-out website.