Monday 1 May 2023

Book ~ "Lola" (2017) 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 and his friends find Lola stuck outside right before a rain storm, they have a tough decision to make. They know the French bulldog has a home but she isn't safe being locked out during the storm. Do they take the poor puppy with them or let her ride out the weather?

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

Charles and his buddies are exploring in the woods when they hear a dog whining. They discover Lola, a French bulldog puppy, tied up in a yard all alone. There is a storm coming and Lola has no shelter so they take her and leave a note in the door to let the owners know. As it turns out, the wife has been deployed overseas for a couple years and the husband is just starting a plumbing business. It's not a good time to have a puppy so Charles' family agree to foster Lola and find her a new home. Charles get a bit jealous, though, when Lola seems to like his friend, David, more but at least she is less nervous.

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

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