Thursday 16 February 2023

Book ~ "Rocky" (2012) Ellen Miles

From Goodreads ~ When Lizzie sees an ad in the paper for a dog in need of a new home, she is immediately concerned. Why is this person so anxious to get rid of their puppy? 

Rocky is a cuddly, couch potato of a Bulldog. He was originally brought in as a guard dog but he would rather nap than protect a store. While fostering Rocky, Lizzie learns that the puppy is very stubborn and not open to changing his lazy ways. 

But every pet owner has a different need and Lizzie is able to find an older couple in need of a companion who are more than happy to accommodate the sleepy puppy's lifestyle.

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.

Lizzie sees an ad in the newspaper that someone is looking to rehome Rocky, a puppy bulldog. Concerned that the dog might be given to just anyone, her family fosters Rocky and try to find a home for him. He had been original bought as a guard dog but he's actually a goofy lazy lovable boy.

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

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