Tuesday 7 February 2023

Book ~ "Sweetie" (2010) Ellen Miles

From Goodreads ~ Sweetie is a smart poodle pup, with a knack for learning tricks. Can Charles find an owner that will make use of her talents? 

Charles loves Sweetie at first sight. For such a small pup, she has a whole lot of charisma and she's amazing at learning tricks. But Buddy is jealous every time the new miniature poodle gets near the family. Can Charles find a home for this cuddly sweetheart without upsetting his own puppy?

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 father brings home a co-worker with a problem ... he'd bought his girlfriend a poodle puppy named Sweetie as a surprise present but she broke up with him last week and he can't keep the puppy. Charles and his family agree to foster Sweetie and find her a home. Charles and his friends discover that Sweetie is really smart and knows a lot of tricks and wonders if she would be a good fit in a circus.

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

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