Author: Anjali Banerjee
Genre: Children's Fiction
Rating: 5 out of 5
FTC Disclosure: My mom bought this book for me
Summary (from the inside flap): Poppy Ray longs to be a veterinarian. Unfortunately, her mother is allergic to anything with fur, so eleven-year-old Poppy has never had a pet. But this year, she's finally going to spend a summer month with her uncle Sanjay, veterinarian and owner of the Furry Friends Animal Clinic on an island off the Washington coast. Poppy is in for big surprises. She loves tending to the dogs, cats and even a bird, and she discovers the fun of newborn puppies and the satisfaction of doing a good job. But she's not prepared for quirky pet owners, gross stuff, or scary emergencies. With help from a boy named Hawk, a chunk of seaglass, and a touch of intuition, Poppy gains a deeper understanding of the challenges and joy of working with animals.
Review: I like this book because there is a lot of humor in it. I felt like I could see everything happening because the author's descriptions are so good. All of the parts with new born puppies were sweet and sometimes my mom got chocked up. Even though it was a short book I think every word counted in its own special way. I really hope Anjali writes a follow up or I will be so sad because I want to hear about her second summer at Nisqually Island. I already have questions about the book if she writes it. Will there be the same characters or will new ones appear? And will Poppy see Hawk? Well, I have just got to wait and see!