Saturday 8 April 2023

Book ~ "Cooper" (2014) Ellen Miles

From Goodreads ~ While rehearsing for a play, Charles meets Cooper, a corgi with a whole lot of personality. Charles only feels comfortable onstage with Cooper there with him. 

Can Charles find this star of a pup a home?

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

Charles' mom signs him up to be in a play and he doesn't want to do it ... but he has no choice. He is nervous and forgetting is lines. Mrs. Davis, the music director, shows up during one of the rehearsals with a rescue corgi puppy named Cooper. Charles takes to Cooper right away and Petersons foster him. The play's director notices that having Cooper near makes Charles more comfortable and he's written into the play.

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

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