Monday 17 April 2023

Book ~ "Zipper" (2014) 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 meets this sweet, athletic hound mix during another wintertime visit to Vermont, where her family met and fostered Bear.

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 a winter getaway with her friend, Maria, and Maria's parents. Along the way, the car lands in a snowy ditch and Zipper, a Eurohound puppy, finds them. Zipper is Dillon's dog ... Dillon is a skijorer and was out training when Zipper got away from him. He asks them if they will take care of Zipper for a couple days while he trains for his upcoming race (they are staying at his uncle and aunt's cabin). Of course, Lizzie says yes. Unfortunately Zipper will never be a skijoring dog because he just too curious so Dillon must find a home for him.

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

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