Sunday 23 April 2023

Book ~ "Bonita" (2016) 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.

Lizzie is shocked to see that Aunt Amanda has returned home from her vacation to Puerto Rico with an injured puppy. Bonita is a street dog with a hurt leg. Lizzie and her friends decide to raise the money for the puppy's operation. Will Lizzie be able to help this sweet dog?

Lizzie is in elementary school. Her family, the Petersons, have a puppy named Buddy plus they foster dogs and help them find homes.

Lizzie's Aunt Amanda has been on vacation in Puerto Rico and when she returns home, she is bringing a puppy named Bonita. Bonita is a Sato dog (one of many homeless dogs in Puerto Rico). Because her leg is so injured, Aunt Amanda couldn't leave her behind and she is fostered by the Petersons. It's going to cost a lot to have Bonita's leg fixed so Lizzie and her friends organize a fundraiser to raise the funds for the operation.

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 Bonita's point of view, though Bonita's thoughts are in Spanish. It is the forty-second in the Puppy Place series, which currently has 66 books in the series, and works as a stand alone.

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