Saturday 7 January 2023

Book ~ "Cody" (2009) Ellen Miles

From Goodreads ~ Charles and Lizzie Peterson have a special talent when it comes to taking care of animals and somehow there always seems to be another dog who needs their help! 

So it is no surprise that Lizzie offers to lend a hand when an overly energetic Dalmatian is left on their porch. But after Cody destroys Lizzie's Halloween costume she's not certain she can convince the perfect owner to adopt him. Will this pup's curious teeth cost him a home? 

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 neighbour brings over a pup that was mistakenly tied to her tree and meant for the Petersons so they could find a home for him. Cody is a Dalmatian puppy and a note said he is too hyper and sheds too much. After Lizzie trains him to settle down and open commands, she finds him the perfect home.

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

1 comment:

Rosie said...

Thanks for the recommendation, I'm trying to settle on my next read and this looks good!