Friday 30 December 2022

Book ~ "Scout" (2007) Ellen Miles

From Goodreads ~ Charles and Lizzie Peterson love dogs and couldn't be happier to finally have Buddy - their very own puppy. But when Scout, an adorable German shepherd puppy, suddenly has no one to adopt him, Lizzie and Charles are determined to take him in and find him the perfect home. 

Scout has a special talent for finding missing things - can the Petersons find him a home that makes the most of his skills?

Lizzie and her younger brother, Charles, are in elementary school. They have a puppy named Buddy plus foster dogs and help them find homes.

Their father is a fireman and Meg, one of his colleagues, does search and rescue with her German shepherd, Casey. Meg has been called to picked up a German shepherd puppy named Scout and deliver her to her new adoptive family. Unfortunately the family can't take her after all. Lizzie and Charles' family foster Scout until a new family can be found and while they do, they start training her to become a search and rescue dog like Casey and she seems like a natural!
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 dogs' points of view. It is the seventh in the Puppy Place series, which currently has 64 books in the series, and works as a stand alone.

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