Puppy Club: Lulu's Big Surprise

Puppy Club: Lulu's Big Surprise

By Author / Illustrator

Catherine Jacob, illus Rachael Saunders



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Little Tiger Press Group




Paperback / softback




Jaya and her friends are desperate for a puppy of their own. They've even created Puppy Club to find out all they need to know. When the time comes they'll be the perfect owners!  

Jaya, Willow, Harper and Elsa all dream of having a dog. So when Jaya's aunt, who runs Underdogs Rescue Centre, tells Jaya that new dog Lulu is expecting puppies it feels like the girls' best chance to get their parents to agree. It's time for Operation Paw-fect Puppy!  Along with new Puppy Club members, Arlo and Daniel, the children set about trying to prove to their parents what responsible owners they'd be. But will it be enough to persuade them?

The first in a gorgeous new series for young, animal-loving readers, perfect for fans of Holly Webb and Helen Peters.  See also Puppy Club: Coco Settles In

Catherine Jacob reads from Puppy Club



Another animal adventure story to hook in the young animal lovers! This story follows Jaya and her friends who love playing with the puppies (Peanut, Coco, Bonnie, Teddy, Minnie and Dash) at Puppy Club together. They are all puppy obsessed (as are many of the children I teach!) and enjoy meeting up to share stories, pictures and fun facts together. When one of the dogs at Puppy Club has puppies, the children do everything in their power to persuade their parents to let them have a dog of their very own.

This book is perfect for early readers who are building their speed and stamina with chapter books. Its large font, big illustrations and short chapters mean it's accessible for those children who are just beginning to branch out into lengthier books. It will also really appeal to many children who love animals, many of whom are in the same situation as Jaya and her friends who are desperate for their own dog. I can already think of a list of puppy-mad children in my class who will be desperate to get their hands on it!

160 pages / Reviewed by Lucy Newton, teacher

Suggested Reading Age 7+


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