Saturday 13 May 2023

Book ~ "Cuddles" (2019) Ellen Miles

From Goodreads ~ Lizzie loves her dog-walking job after school. It's the best way to be around so many different puppies. 

Then she meets Cuddles, a lonely and very adorable teddy bear pup. It looks like Cuddles is home alone all day and could use some extra attention. Can Lizzie help Cuddles get what she needs?

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 and her three friends have a dog walking business they run after school. When one of her friends can't walk Misha, one of her dogs, for a couple days, Lizzie covers for her. While walking Misha, Lizzie comes across Cuddles, a teddy bear puppy who is barking and hyper because she's cooped up on a porch. She convinces the elderly owner to let her walk Cuddles for free and Poppy, Cuddle's young neighbour who is crazy about dogs, tags along.

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

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