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Amy and the Missing Puppy (The Critter Club #1)

4.12  ·  Rating details ·  549 Ratings  ·  73 Reviews
Introducing The Critter Club! Amy and her friends solve a canine caper in this start to a pet-friendly illustrated chapter book series.

It’s Spring Break in Santa Vista, and everyone has big plans...everyone except for Amy, that is! As her best friends head out of town on exciting adventures, Amy resigns herself to helping out at her mom’s vet clinic. At least she’ll be aro
Hardcover, 128 pages
Published January 1st 2013 by Little Simon (first published December 15th 2012)
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Jun 23, 2016 rated it really liked it

My seven year old daughter really enjoyed reading this one. She reads and I listen. :)
Tim The Enchanter
Aug 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sydney-s-reads
This is the review of my 7 year old daughter, Sydney.

Who was in this book: Amy, the main character and her friends Liz, Marion and Ellie. There are also the pets Ruffles the dog and Misty the Cat.

Where does the Story take place: Most of the story takes place outside.

What is the Story about: This is a story about 4 friends who look for Ruffles the dog who has gone missing. The girls look around and find clues that help them to find the missing dog. Through the search for the missing dog, the girl
Jul 04, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
It's fun to imagine what it would be like if your mother were a veterinarian and you lived next-door to her clinic, helping her care for sick and injured animals every day. What girl who loves animals wouldn't want to be in Amy Purvis's shoes? Spring break is starting, so this Friday's sleepover party with her friends Liz, Marion, and Ellie will be their last get-together until next Friday. Liz and Marion have vacations planned, but Amy and Ellie will be both staying home in Santa Vista. At leas ...more
Sep 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I recently started reading chapter books to my 4 year old and, after reviewing several series, this was the first series I picked. We've gotten through 3.5 books in this series and haven't encountered any of the meanness or name calling you sometimes find in other series (some of which is fine for older kids but not so much for a 4 year old). The plots center around 1 or more of the 4 main characters (all girls) as they solve a problem or 2 and help adorable fuzzy animals. The girls tend to solv ...more
Jul 24, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-for-liyah
We read this in two nights as a bed-time story to five-year-old. She pronounced it "Let's read it again next week!" and "Can you buy the next one?" so I'd say it was a success. She enjoyed the pictures, and finding the clues Amy was talking about in them, and seemed to really like both Amy and the mystery. :)
Erin Buhr
Jul 12, 2017 rated it liked it
AMY AND THE MISSING PUPPY is the first book in the Critter Club Series. It is the story of a group of friends who help solve the mystery of a missing dog. I can't say I'm overwhelmed by the plot or the book in general but there are a few things I loved. I loved the references to Nancy Drew. I loved the positive girl role model in Amy - a problem solving, reader, and good friend and in her mom, a vet. My six year old twins enjoyed it and immediately requested that I get the second book. This seri ...more
What's with the game of MASH in a book written to be read by 2nd or 3rd graders? Luckily, that storyline goes nowhere and the mystery of finding a puppy takes over. Once the mystery begins, the story gets interesting and the stereotypical characters (one girl likes reading, another is dramatic, blah blah) no longer are so important.
Jessica Griffin
Mar 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: 5+
I read this book aloud to our 5 year old in just one day. After the last page she said, "I want to punch through this book so I can actually be inside of it! Can we please read the next one?"
This books is all about girl power as the four girls try to solve the mystery of the missing puppy. It is a great pick for girls who enjoy mysteries, animals, and friendship. There are illustrations on just about every page.

*This book included the MASH game where kids pick out who their future husbands are
Rachel McCready-Flora
A great little mystery for my five-year-old - the plot is easy to follow, the print is big enough for her to follow along, and there are cute illustrations on nearly every page. Better than all that, though, is a story about a strong and curious little girl and her friends.
Jul 17, 2017 rated it liked it
Cute story for animal lovers, particularly girls
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