Tuesday 14 February 2023

Book ~ "Moose" (2011) Ellen Miles

From Goodreads ~ Charles is determined to help Moose, a giant Great Dane puppy. The problem is that this huge pup is scared of everything-loud noises, other dogs, even his own shadow! Charles has a lot of work cut out for him. 

With the help of his Aunt Amanda, Charles figures out a way to slowly get the dog adjusted to scary noises and fast movements. Once Moose is trained, his original owners are happy to take him back.

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.

Their aunt Amanda runs a doggy daycare and one of the puppies who attends is Moose, a big Great Dane puppy. Despite his size, Moose is afraid of EVERYTHING and his owners are running out of patience. Moose seems taken with Charles so Amanda asks him if he would accompany her, a couple other dogs and Moose to her getaway cabin for the weekend and work with Moose to make him less afraid.

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 Moose's point of view. It is the twenty-third in the Puppy Place series, which currently has 66 books in the series, and works as a stand alone.

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