Thursday, May 24, 2012

What's Abigail Reading? The Puppy Place: Princess

This week, we're giving Christian a week off, because Abigail really wanted to share a book that she's been reading. This year, Abby's been reading a lot more on her own this school year, and has really developed a liking for some books.

Last month, Alyssa Satin Capucilli, author of the Biscuit series, among others, came to speak at her school. She was one of twelve students who were invited to a special lunch with her based on essays that they wrote. Since then, she's enjoyed reading--ans writing--a lot more.

This week, she's been reading The Puppy Place: Princess, by Ellen Miles.

Here's what Abigail says the book is about.

"It's about a person named Charles who comes to a hairdresser. After he gets his hair cut, he saw a puppy come in whose name was Princess. Everyone was crowding around Princess and her owner, Alice. Alice said that she was going to get a job far away, and she needed someone to adopt Princess. 

"Charles' family asked to be Princess' foster family until they could find someone to adopt her. Alice said okay. Then she had a list of what Princess wanted. One was that in the morning  she wanted her matching flower bowl and mat. She was trained very well."

Here's what Abigail liked best about the book.

"I liked when Princess ate nicely, because I can never do that. I liked when they offered to find a home for Princess, because that's nice."

Was there anything she didn't like about it?

"I didn't like when Charlie got a haircut. I don't like to get my hair cut."

So, how does Abigail rate The Puppy Place: Princess by Ellen Miles?

She gives it four and a half puppies and kittens out of five.


  1. Sounds like a cute book. How exciting that Abigail got to eat with the author. Congrats to her for writing such a great essay! :)

    1. Abby was bound and determined to be selected for that lunch. She had been writing a chapter book of her own, and had reached page 4 (chapter 2) when she wrote her essay. She was so excited when she was one of the students selected.