Monday 6 March 2023

Book ~ "Cocoa" (2012) Ellen Miles

From Goodreads ~ When Cocoa, a large chocolate Lab puppy, accidentally knocks over her elderly owner, Charles convinces his parents to foster this excitable dog. But can the Peterson household survive Cocoa's high energy behavior? 

Charles is confident that this intelligent pup will learn to calm down so they can find her a perfect forever home.

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.

Cocoa is a chocolate Lab puppy who is owned by an elderly couple. Cocoa has more energy than they can handle. One day she accidentally knocks the husband down and he needs to go to rehab. The wife can't handle Cocoa on her own so the Petersons offer to take care of Cocoa while the husband recovers. But Charles realizes until Cocoa gets older and settles down, she'll always be too much for the couple.

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

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