Tuesday 9 May 2023

Book ~ "Champ" (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. 

When Charles goes to his father's annual softball game, the last thing he expects is to find a puppy to foster. But when he meets Champ, a German shepherd with a big heart, Charles knows that he just has to take care of the dog. Can the Petersons find this talented pup a forever home?

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

Charles' father is a fireman and the firemen were playing the police officers in their annual softball game. The police officers always win because Reggie, one of their players, is a power hitter. When Reggie shows up late to the game, he's not alone ... he has a skinny German shepherd pup with him who he has named Champ that he had rescued the week before from a hoarding situation. Because Reggie lives in an apartment that doesn't allow pets, the Petersons foster Champ. Though he is skinny, Champ is very protective of those around him and Charles is sure he'd make a great police dog.

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

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