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Reviewed by Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers' Favorite
Charlie Enzo is a very active sheepadoodle puppy. The first family to adopt Charlie Enzo didn’t have time for him and he was often left alone to entertain himself. Finally, a fur-ever family was found, but it was way across the country from his first home in Detroit. A man came in a van and drove him across the country, stopping for walks and adventures along the way. Charlie Enzo saw Las Vegas, the Grand Canyon, and finally, his new home, on the shores of the Pacific Ocean in California. It was quite an adventure.
Amy Baklund’s picture book story, Charlie Enzo Needs a Home: A Dog Rescue Story, documents one dog's journey to find his fur-ever home. The story is told in the third-person narrative and follows Charlie Enzo from his birth home, his first adopted family, and across the country to his fur-ever home in California. While young readers will learn about puppy care and how it is important to spend time with our pets, to play with them and love them, they will also learn a little about the geography of the United States as Charlie Enzo visits some interesting sites on his journey to his new home in California. The colorful illustrations help carry the story along. This is a charming, compassionate story that will warm the hearts of all who read it as it reinforces the importance of caring for and loving our four-legged, furry members of the family. Beautifully told.