Wednesday 15 March 2023

Book ~ "Teddy" (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.

From the first time Lizzie sees Teddy the Pomeranian, she knows that this alert little puppy has some special talents but he just won't stop barking! When all of the other members of the Peterson family lose their patience, Lizzie sticks it out by training this pup to be helpful around the house.

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.

Their vet asks the Petersons to foster Teddy, a Pomeranian. He is a very yappy dog and his owners had asked that she perform surgery so he couldn't bark. Instead she suggested that another home be found for Teddy. As the Petersons discover, Teddy does bark A LOT and Lizzie is determine to teach him to not bark as much and find him the perfect home.

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

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