Sunday 20 November 2022

Book ~ "Snowball" (2006) Ellen Miles

From Goodreads ~ Charles and Lizzie Peterson are very good with puppies. They want one of their own but their mom isn't ready for them to have one full time. For now, they help take care of puppies that need to find a new home. They are a foster family for young dogs.

The Peterson kids hear about Snowball. Someone left the fluffy puppy all alone at a gas station in a tattered, old box. Snowball is sick and hungry. He needs a family of his own. Can Charles and Lizzy find one that is just right?

Charles is in grade two and Lizzie is in grade four. They have been bugging their parents to get a dog but their mom is a cat person and has said no. She agrees to let them foster dogs so they can see what it's like having the responsibility of having a dog. Their father gets a call that a Westie puppy was left at a gas station and needs a home. Charles and Lizzie are allowed to foster the dog, who they name Snowball, but they discover that Westies need a lot of attention and supervision and happily they find the perfect home for him.

Though this book is a quick read and directed at elementary-aged children, I found it entertaining. There are lessons included in the story like teaching a dog commands and tricks and there is a puppy tip at the end. It is written in third person perspective and first person from Snowball's point of view. It is the second in the Puppy Place series, which currently has 64 books in the series, and works as a stand alone.

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