Thursday 18 May 2023

Book ~ "Roxy" (2019) Ellen Miles

From Goodreads ~ Charles needs an idea for his science project fast! But when the Petersons take in Roxy, a Cavalier King Charles spaniel and Chihuahua mix with an injured leg, Charles has an idea. 

Can Charles train this new pup using the scientific method and help her find a new home?

Charles and his older sister, Lizzie, 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 father are driving home one night when they come across a wounded Cavalier King Charles spaniel and Chihuahua mix puppy by the side of the road. They take her to their vet and it turns out the vet has the puppy's mother and two brothers. Her leg is sprained so the Petersons agree to foster her, and name her Roxy, until she is better and they can find her a home. In the meantime, Charles need to do a science project and decides to see if dogs will do tricks if they are given better and more fun treats.

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

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