Tuesday 18 April 2023

Book ~ "Boomer" (2015) 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's mom has three of her best friends coming over to visit for a long weekend when the Petersons get a call about Boomer, a big mixed breed puppy who needs a place to stay. Can Lizzie take care of him without ruining mom's plans?

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

Lizzie is going away for the weekend with her dad, brothers and Buddy so her mother can have some girl time with her best friends from university who are coming for a visit. Just as they are ready to leave, Lizzie gets a call that a boisterous puppy named Boomer needs a place to stay and will be dropped off shortly. Lizzie's mom isn't too happy about this but Lizzie promises to keep the dog out of the way so her mom's weekend isn't ruined. Of course, this doesn't happen.

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

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