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“Although the book is written for children, it is an entertaining and enjoyable read for the entire family. It’s also a great book for parents to read to their children.”
—Waxahachie (Texas) Daily Light
“The humorous story is enjoyable to all ages for there is something in it for everyone.”
—San Marcos (Texas) Daily Record
“Humorous and uplifting.”
—North Texas Parent Magazine
When Mrs. Barnett’s son goes to Alaska, he leaves Bo, a high-spirited Labrador puppy, in her care. Initially, Mrs. Barnett is dismayed by Bo’s antics, which include chewing shoes and stealing her neighbors’ newspapers. Gradually, her new pet encourages her to get involved with her community and meet new young friends. In time, Bo helps Mrs. Barnett overcome her “empty nest” syndrome—and they both help the police chief solve a mystery.