Title: Pup at the PalacePup at the Palace
Author: Ben M. Baglio
Illustrator: Ann Baum
Pages: 131
Reading Level: 9-12
Star Rating: ★★★

Animal Ark.

The Story.

Mandy and James are delighted to be visiting London. There’s so much to see! Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, the Millenium Dome… The list goes on and on! But the sight which intrigues Mandy and James the most is the darling chocolate Labrador puppy which keeps popping up here and there in London. He seems to be everywhere! Is the puppy a stray? Or does he belong to someone? Mandy and James are determined to catch the puppy and find out!


I enjoyed Pup at the Palace more than most of the other Animal Ark stories I’ve read. This was because it was set in London and featured the historical landmarks to be found there. Of course, James and Mandy would be more interested in chasing a puppy through the London streets than in the actual sights, but the setting still gave Pup at the Palace more worth.

No language, romance, or relational problems.

Conclusion. Basic, but fun.

Review © 2014 Laura Verret

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