Wednesday 21 December 2022

Book ~ "Patches" (2007) Ellen Miles

From Goodreads ~ Charles and Lizzie Peterson love puppies. They have a puppy of their own named Buddy but they also foster dogs that need help finding new homes.

Charles and his friend, Sammy, are on their way home from school one day when they hear a puppy crying. His name is Patches and he's tied up in a garage all by himself. His owners seem to care ABOUT Patches but they don't know how to care FOR him. And it's up to Charles and Lizzie to show them!

Charles and his older sister, Lizzie, are in elementary school. They recently got a dog named Buddy and still foster dogs and help them find a home.

Charles and his friend, Sammy, get their nerve to go visit what is supposed to be a haunted house. When they get there, they hear a noise but discover it is a puppy named Patches tied up in a garage next door. They untangle his leash and give him some water and attention. They want to help Patches but don't know how so turn to the director of the rescue where Lizzie volunteers for advice.

Though this book is a quick read and directed at elementary-aged children, I found it entertaining. There is a learning experience and a puppy tip at the end. It is written in third person perspective and first person from the Patches' point of view. It is the eighth in the Puppy Place series, which currently has 64 books in the series, and works as a stand alone.

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