Wednesday 22 February 2023

Book ~ "Ziggy" (2011) Ellen Miles

From Goodreads ~ The Petersons have become experts at fostering puppies until they can find them a perfect forever home. 

Charles brings home Ziggy, an adorable short-haired black-and-tan dachshund, from an overwhelmed owner at a local dog show. Ziggy is an active, curious little guy, who loves to explore. 

But when Ziggy manages to dig a hole under the backyard fence, his curiosity leads him into trouble. The Petersons have never lost a dog that they were fostering before! How will they find Ziggy? Where did he go?

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.

When Charles is at a dog show with his aunt, he meets Rosie who breeds and shows dachshunds. She has a cute puppy named Ziggy but because he has an overbite, she can't show or breed him so she must find a home for him because she has many dogs. Despite being really attached to him, she allows the Petersons to foster him and find him a home. But the curious puppy digs a hole and escapes under the fence and the search is on 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 Ziggy's point of view. It is the twenty-first in the Puppy Place series, which currently has 66 books in the series, and works as a stand alone.

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