This is a wonderfully adorable picture book about rescuing dogs and finding them forever homes in the most unlikely places.
The story opens up with Pupples all alone at the edge of the road. He is scared and hungry. He calls out for help, but no one hears him for a while, until a lady with a sweet, low voice drives out to the side of the road and calls out for him. But Pupples is too scared to come to her.
For the next few days, Pupples tried to cross the road. But each time he wasn’t successful. So, he went back to where he was originally saddened and cold. He was also cold, muddy and his coat was full of burrs. He missed his family, and he didn’t even remember where he saw them last.
But there was another dog, Sir Buddy. When his Mom came home she was worried. But what was she worried about? He overheard her talking to someone on the phone abut a lost dog. Could he help Mom rescue the lost dog?
This is a story that will keep kids reading and re-reading the book. I loved the book and the story line. I have a real soft spot for stray dogs and cats anyways. So, this story really intrigued me, as it will most young readers. The illustrations are also very endearing and will bring the message home for kids.
Rating: 5 stars
Reviewed by: Irene S. Roth