Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Book Talk Tuesday: Wild Times At the Bed & Biscuit

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Wild Times At the Bed & Biscuit by Joan Carris

Grandpa Bender, the owner of the Bed & Biscuit usually takes care of pets, but since the local animal shelter is being renovated, he's recently taken in some injured wild animals. A Canada goose, who has an arrow through his neck, a pair of fox kits who have been abandoned by their mother, and a cranky muskrat with an infected foot all become guests at the Bed & Biscuit, and Grandpa must find a way to care for them with the help of his own pets, led by Ernest the pig.
Meanwhile, because Grandpa is busy with the wild creatures, Ernest must take over many new responsibilities, including the training of an eager young Scottie puppy, named Sir Walter. Ernest becomes especially concerned when the young pup shows interest in living "wild" like the young foxes!
Wild Times is, in many ways, a good ol' fashioned animal story, but beyond its comforting tale of friendly pets, it's also a story about the importance of caring for all types of animals, domestic and wild, and about caring for one another!

1 comment:

  1. Hi! I have to admit I am not ordinarily taken with animal stories. But the cover page looks really cute, and the storyline charming. Thanks for the review.