Monday 24 April 2023

Book ~ "Bubbles and Boo" (2017) 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.

Bubbles is a lonely Poodle puppy. Boo is an adorable bunny rabbit. When both of these pets end up at Lizzie's house for fostering, nobody expects them to become best friends. But they do and now they're inseparable! Can Lizzie find the perfect forever home so they can stay together?

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

Lizzie has a dog walking business with three friends. One of her clients has been cancelling her dog, Bubbles' walks so Lizzie stops in to see if Bubbles is okay. Before the birth of their baby, Bubbles was the centre of the Mooneys' attention but now they are too busy. Bubbles is being neglected and has become depressed. The Mooneys ask Lizzie to foster Bubbles and find her a new home. When Lizzie takes her home, Bubbles is still depressed and nothing Lizzie does can cheer her up.  Meanwhile, Charles' class has a pet bunny named Boo who Charles brings home for the weekend. As soon as Bubbles and Boo see each other, they become best buddies and Bubbles becomes her old self again. But will whoever adopts Bubbles want to adopt Boo too?

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 Bubbles' point of view. It is the forty-fourth in the Puppy Place series, which currently has 66 books in the series, and works as a stand alone.

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