Thursday 19 January 2023

Book ~ "Baxter" (2010) Ellen Miles

From Goodreads ~ Charles and Lizzie Peterson love puppies. Their family fosters dogs that are in need of a permanent home. 

Baxter is a Portuguese water dog whose owner has just lost her job. Lizzie offers to foster the puppy until they can find the perfect forever home. But Baxter can't be left alone for more than a few minutes without getting upset. Can Lizzie help this little doggy?

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

Baxter is a Portuguese water dog who had anxiety issues ... he can't be left alone so he spent his days at Lizzie and Charles' aunt's doggy day care. When his owner lost her job, she sadly gave Baxter to Lizzie to foster and find a home for him. As the Petersons discovered, Baxter couldn't be left alone but they couldn't be with him all the time so the only solution was to take him to an animal shelter and hope someone adopts him quickly.

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 Baxter's point of view. It is the nineteenth in the Puppy Place series, which currently has 64 books in the series, and works as a stand alone.

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