Here is my intermediate book of the week. Charles and Lizzie want a pet dog in the worst way. They ask their mom every day, but each time she answers that she doesn't feel like they are ready for a puppy yet. One day Charles' father brings a puppy home from work, a refugee from a house fire. Lizzie's mother agrees they can keep the dog as a foster pet until they find a good permanent home for her.
This is the first in a series "Puppy Place" for young dog lovers. The writing is above average and the author works in a lot of good information about puppy care. Although the book seems totally predictable, I must admit I didn't know if the kids were going to be able to keep the dog or not in the end, so kudos to Miles for adding a little bit of suspense. Parents beware, if your child reads this book and doesn't have a dog already, they are going to want one by the end. 76 p.