Thursday 23 March 2023

Book ~ "Gizmo" (2014) Ellen Miles

From Goodreads ~ Charles and Lizzie Peterson love puppies. Their family fosters these young dogs, giving them love and proper care, until they can find the perfect forever home.

After taking in Gizmo, a Sheltie puppy, the Peterson's quickly learn that this little guy is full of zest. This energetic puppy needs something to do, besides destroying everything in Charles and Lizzie's house.

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.

Charles and his mom meet a mother of young twins who is pregnant with triplets. The family has a Sheltie puppy named Gizmo who is a cute bundle of energy. The mother has errands to run and Charles' mom offers to take care Gizmo for the day. Later, knowing the Petersons foster dogs and find them homes, the mother asks if they could do the same for Gizmo. Gizmo loves running and jumping so the family wonders if Gizmo would be interested in agility training that is being taught at their aunt's doggy daycare. It doesn't go as planned but both Charles and Gizmo learn the same important lesson.

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

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