Thursday 11 May 2023

Book ~ "Edward" (2018) Ellen Miles

From Goodreads ~ Welcome to the Puppy Place - where every puppy finds a home! 

This puppy is quite a handful. He doesn't listen, he's obsessed with his toy sheep and he can't ride in the car without ... um ... getting sick. Has Lizzie met her match, or will she be able to train this pugnacious pug?

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 friend, Maria, are downtown and spy a dog in a car who seems to be in distress. When the owner comes, Lizzie gives her a bit of a hard time about leaving a dog in a car. The woman had only been away for a few minutes ... she'd gone to get some paper towels because Edward, her pug puppy, got sick in the car. She's ready to give Edward away because she wants to bring him with her when she goes to work but he always gets carsick. The Petersons agree to foster him but Lizzie knows she has to train him not to be carsick before they can find him a new home.

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

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