Tuesday 7 March 2023

Book ~ "Lucy" (2012) 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.

Lucy, the basset mix, has super-long ears, a mournful howl, and, as the Petersons soon discover, a penchant for burying things. Will they be able to find this soulful puppy a caring 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.

A friend of the Petersons also fosters dogs but doesn't have room at the moment for Lucy, a basset/beagle/dachshund mix. The Petersons help out by taking care of Lucy. As they soon discover, nothing is safe from Lucy as she likes to bury things. The friend is able to take Lucy back just as Charles thinks he's found the perfect home for her.

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

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