Tuesday 3 January 2023

Book ~ "Noodle" (2008) Ellen Miles

From Goodreads ~ Charles and Lizzie Peterson love puppies. They have a puppy of their own but they still foster other puppies who need their help.

When Lizzie spots Noodle he's in some major trouble. Once they rescue him, the Peterson's can't figure out where his people are. Lizzie is determined to find Noodle's family, but the question is, do they want to be found?

Lizzie and her younger brother, Charles, are in elementary school. They have a puppy named Buddy plus foster dogs and help them find homes.
The Peterson family are having their annual winter picnic at the lake when Lizzie notices something in the water. Looking through binoculars, she realizes a puppy had fallen in the the semi-frozen lake and is struggling to gt out. Mr. Peterson is a fireman and contacts his colleagues who save the puppy. With no collar, the Petersons take him home and name him Noodle and try to find his family. They wonder if he has been abandoned since it seems like no one is looking for him.
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 Noodle's point of view. It is the eleventh in the Puppy Place series, which currently has 64 books in the series, and works as a stand alone.

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