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Gizmo (Puppy Place Series #33) [NOOK Book]

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Welcome to the Puppy Place -- where every puppy finds a home!

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.

After taking in Gizmo, a Sheltie puppy, the Peterson's quickly learn that this little guy is full of zest. This ...
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Gizmo (Puppy Place Series #33)

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Overview

Welcome to the Puppy Place -- where every puppy finds a home!

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.

After taking in Gizmo, a Sheltie puppy, the Peterson's quickly learn that this little guy is full of zest. This energetic puppy needs something to do, besides destroying everything in Charles and Lizzie's house.
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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Elizabeth Young
A chance meeting at a doctor’s office brings Gizmo, a sheltie puppy, into the hearts and lives of Charles and Lizzie. Not just any family, Charles and Lizzie’s family are foster puppy parents! Gizmo is a bundle of fluff and energy when he is around two-year old twins, but presents himself as a mild mannered, well-behaved puppy when he is away from the commotion of toddlers. One conversation leads to another and Gizmo’s family feels it is best to have him live with Charles and Lizzie to train and hopefully to find a forever home. Gizmo seems perfect for Charles. Hesitantly, Charles has agreed to be on a basketball team, but he has yet to make a basket. He dreads going to practice, especially now that there is a new puppy to train. But a promise is a promise and Charles reluctantly heads off to basketball practice. No baskets are made. On Gizmo’s first attempt at obstacle course training he fails to perform. Shelties are like that: very sensitive to their surroundings and need to focus on the task at hand. The dog trainer suggests that Gizmo arrive early for the next class, to see what he can do. Sure enough, the one-on-one practice is just what Gizmo needed to perform. Parallel to Gizmo’s training—Charles receives individual attention from Harry, a former basketball player. What a coincidence! Charles finally makes a basket then another and another. Charles and Gizmo both need to focus on what is in front of them. Threats to quit basketball are replaced with positive energy and a desire to be part of a team. Everything changes when someone sees potential and encourages people (and dogs!) to be their best. Gizmo is eventually placed in a new home, and though it is sad for Charles, who has become attached to him, he will not be too far away, easing the heartache just a smidgen. This book in “The Puppy Place” series is a friendly read. Situations are relevant to the target audience, without being too saccharine sweet. Following the story are helpful puppy tips for consideration with a puppy of your own. Enough information about specific breeds is incorporated into each story making decisions about puppy ownership or breed choice a bit more informed, if not easier. Reviewer: Elizabeth Young; Ages 7 to 10.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780545605205
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/28/2014
  • Series: Puppy Place Series , #33
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 98,200
  • Age range: 7 - 10 Years
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author


Ellen Miles loves dogs, which is why she has a great time writing Puppy Place books. And guess what? She loves cats, too! That's why she came up with a brand-new series called Kitty Corner. Ellen lives in Vermont and loves to be outdoors every day, walking, biking, skiing, or swimming, depending on the season. She also loves to read, cook, explore her beautiful state, play with dogs, and hang out with friends and family. Visit her web site at www.EllenMiles.net.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2014

    Anonymous

    I think Gizmo is a great book for people from 7-11. I love all the puppy place books and so does all of my friends! I think Gizmo i sthe best book by ellen miles i hav eread so far and I have read a lot of them!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2014

    MAGGIE CUTE PUPPY!!!!

    GIZMO IS A DREAM COME TRUE

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2014

    Love the storyd

    Best

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2014

    Wooo Hoooo!!!

    I fainaly bought this book and it was great! Gizmo is very lukey to have a great froster familly. And so were the other dogs!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 27, 2014

    OMG

    That. Sheltie. Is. Adorable!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2014

    I looooooooovvve Gizmo.

    I looooooooovvve Gizmo

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2014

    Georgia

    Gizmo is so cute he looks like my frindes pomeranian Chester
    P.S. a pomeranian is a type of dog

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2014

    Anonymous

    I love this book :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2014

    I love gizmo

    I love gizmo

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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