Saturday 21 January 2023

Book ~ "Jack" (2010) Ellen Miles

From Goodreads ~ Jack is a boxer that loves to chew. Can Lizzie find him a forever home before he destroys the house?

Aunt Amanda knows that Lizzie can't turn down the chance to foster a new puppy, so she brings over a boxer with an interesting problem. Jack loves to chew up everything in sight! Lizzie is very patient with Jack - until he eats her favorite book. But when Lizzie gets in touch with the book's author, a dog fan, she feels better. Will Lizzie find the right owner for this special pup before her house is destroyed?

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.

Jack is a boxer puppy who was too much for his owners to handle so one day when they leave him at doggy daycare, they don't pick him up. When Aunt Amanda, the owner of the doggy care, tries to find them, she discovers they have sold their house and moved away abandoning Jack. The Petersons agree to foster him but discover they can't leave him alone because he'll chew everything. Who is going to want to adopt a puppy that is so destructive and bored?

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 Buddy and Jack's points of view. It is the seventeenth in the Puppy Place series, which currently has 64 books in the series, and works as a stand alone.

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