Wednesday 29 March 2023

Book ~ "Oscar" (2013) 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.

When Lizzie gets a phone call from Aunt Amanda about Oscar, a schnauzer, she wants to help. But this puppy has trouble getting along with other dogs. Will Lizzie be able to find this pup a friend?

Lizzie and her younger brother, Charles, are in elementary school. The Peterson family have a puppy named Buddy plus they foster dogs and help them find homes.

Lizzie gets a call from her aunt, who runs a doggy daycare, that she needs help with Oscar, a fun and friendly schnauzer puppy. In Oscar's home, there is an older dog and Oscar doesn't get along with him and is aggressive towards him. The family makes the tough decision to let the Petersons foster Oscar and find him a more suitable home. Lizzie and her friend have a dog walking service and when Lizzie discovers that Oscar gets along with their client, Ginger, an old dog, she takes him with her when she walks Ginger and his company adds some pep to Ginger.

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

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