Wednesday 17 January 2024

Book ~ "Barkley" (2023) Ellen Miles

From Goodreads ~ Barkley takes Lizzies breath away ... literally! 

Barkley, the Great Pyrenees, is a ball of energy, and far too big for the apartment he has been living in. Lizzie does her best to teach him manners, but she can't make him smaller! Then Lizzie stumbles on what just might be the perfect place for this protective, patient pup. Can Lizzie help Barkley get settled in his dream home?

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

When Lizzie is in the dog park with Buddy, she is knocked over by a Great Pyrenees puppy named Barkley. Barkley's owner, Sonia, kind of laughs it off but Lizzie knows Barkley needs training. Sonia is going out of town and asked the Petersons to dogsit while she's gone and Lizzie takes this opportunity to do some training with Barkley. She knows Barkley is too much dog for Sonia so she's hoping when Sonia gets home, she'll agree to let Lizzie find him a new more appropriate 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 Barkley's point of view. It is the 66th in the Puppy Place series.

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