Cover image for The scruffy puppy / by Holly Webb ; illustrated by Sophy Williams.
The scruffy puppy / by Holly Webb ; illustrated by Sophy Williams.
Publication Information:
Wilton, Connecticut : Tiger Tales, 2014.

Physical Description:
126 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
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1 Bob Harkins Branch WEB Paperback Junior Animals Fiction

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Bella has always dreamed of getting her very own dog, and her wish finally comes true when she and her family visit the rescue shelter to choose a pet. One of the puppies, Jack, has wild, frizzy ears and a huge, fluffy tail, and he has always dreamed of the perfect home. Both are thrilled when Bella chooses Jack. The puppy loves living with Bella, and she adores playing with him. But then Bella's friends start saying mean things about Jack. Can Bella prove to everyone that there's more to her scruffy puppy than meets the eye?

Author Notes

Holly started out as a children's book editor and wrote her first series for the publisher she worked for. She has been writing ever since, with more than 100 books to her name. Holly lives in England with her husband and three young sons. She has three pet cats, who are always nosing around when Holly is trying to type on her laptop.

Reviews 1

Horn Book Review

Animal-loving children who've longed for a pet each get their wish in these chapter books. Each formulaic book follows a similar plot structure that involves a neat ending of owner reuniting with pet. The third-person narratives inconsistently include the thoughts of the protagonist and the animal friend, and the bland pencil illustrations add little to the stories. [Review covers these Pet Rescue Adventures titles: The Lost Puppy, The Missing Kitten, Misty the Abandoned Kitten, and The Scruffy Puppy.] (c) Copyright 2017. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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