Sunday 15 January 2023

Book ~ "Honey" (2009) Ellen Miles

From Goodreads ~ In this special Valentine's Day story, Charles and his best friend Sammy meet Honey, a sweet, intelligent yellow Lab who's family is moving away - without Honey! 

When Charles brings this puppy home, guess who falls in love? Charles's mom - the cat lover of the family! Will the Petersons end up keeping Honey? Or will Honey become a service dog and best pal for Noah, a talented artist who uses a wheelchair? One thing is for certain: puppy love is in the air!

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

Buddy's mother was adopted by an owner of a local bookstore and his sisters were adopted by an author. Charles and Sammy bring Buddy to the bookstore for a family reunion. A customer comes into the store with her young dog, Honey. They are moving away and can't take Honey so Charles offers to foster her and find her a home. Then Charles and Sammy run into Harry, an older friend, who introduces them to his girlfriend, Dee, who is in a wheelchair, and her service dog, Murphy. When Charles meets Noah, who is a bit older than him, and discovers Noah is also in a wheelchair, he promises Honey to him as his service dog but then discovers there is an issue.

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

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