Friday 2 June 2023

Book ~ "Rusty" (2019) Ellen Miles

From Goodreads ~ Lizzie is so ready for animal camp at the Caring Paws Shelter during her school vacation. She loves spending time with all the animals and already has her sights set on one to be her Pet Pal. But once she arrives, Lizzie gets a special assignment from Ms. Dobbins ... Rusty, a beautiful and energetic Irish setter. 

Can Lizzie teach Rusty a few new tricks before the week at camp is up?

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

Lizzie is spending the week at Caring Paws Shelter's new animal camp. Everyone will be assigned a pet pal and she had her eye on Nora, an older dog. But when she arrives, Ms. Dobbins, the owner of the shelter, instead assigns her to Rusty, a young Irish setter with a lot of energy, who is looking for a new home. Working with Rusty, Lizzie discovers that he is easy to train to do tricks as her family fosters him. Lizzie hopes to find that right adopter for Rusty.

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

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