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Mud-Puddle Poodle (Pet Trouble #3)

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An exciting new series about those adorable pets that just won't behave -- it's Marley & Me for middle-grade readers!

Rosie loves everything to be pretty and organized, so when she's finally allowed to get her own dog, she chooses an adorable, precious little poodle. But when it turns out her princess would rather get messy than sit on a fancy pillow, will Rosie be able
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Mass Market Paperback, 176 pages
Published July 1st 2009 by Scholastic Paperbacks
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Erin
Mar 12, 2013 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: dog lovers
Recommended to Erin by: my librarian
Okay, so I know this is a childish book, but I bought it because the cover looked like my dog. The story is just so cute, though. This is one of those rainy-day books where you want some fluff and have an hour to spare. Not too descriptive. Since this is a child's book, I'm not really surprised that the writing isn't so amazing that I just have to read every single book by Tui T. Sutherland. Tui is a very awesome name, by the way. I'm still not sure how to pronounce it.

Charlie
Sep 21, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2012
I can't say this was the best book I've ever read. It was great because I could relate to the puppy problems, but Rosie (main character) had some very high standards for her poor puppy. Like, say, she's disappointed when Buttons (puppy) doesn't like getting forced into pink doll outfits. And she HATES it when Buttons goes digging, which is pure natural puppy behavior. Apart from Rosie being a bit ridiculous at times, it was ok though!
Jan
Sep 05, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Ten-year-old Rosie is a girlie girl. She likes pink fingernail polish, and sweet, quiet, pretty things. She doesn't get much of the sweet, quiet and pretty things at home, though, because she has four older brothers.

Four. Four older brothers.

Rosie is overwhelmed with noise and dirt. So when she has a chance to vote for what kind of dog her family should get, she has already researched the answer -- she wants a cute, white, fluffy, princessy dog -- a toy poodle. Finally she will be able to have a
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Lisa
Feb 09, 2012 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Lisa by: llpere@comcast.net
The Girl and I read this one together, as we often do. Why am I adding it to *my* list? Frankly, because it was an amazingly good book!

My daughter's nine and loves dogs. I wasn't surprised when she picked this up, but I figured I'd be suffering through another middle grade book that strung together a flimsy plot and cardboard characters. What a nice surprise! This author's voice was incredible. She really nailed the age group, and all the characters (this was a first-person narration) were indiv
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Mason Schmid
I thought that this book was really good. A girl named Rosie finally gets her wish for a dog. She gets to pick her out and name her. For once, her brothers won't have any part of it. She ended up adopting an adorable poodle. But the poodle likes to makes messes and cause havoc. Rosie can't stand her little poodle not being lady like, but her brothers love the new poodle. Will Rosie learn to live with it and love her poodle? Or will the poodle be replaced? Read this book to find out.
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EmmaLee Smith
I will say now, I really like animals, and this was a really cute book that reminded me of Suzie alot...
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Sydney Striegel
Jun 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I LOVE Pet Trouble books! And, the main character's (a 10 year old girl) name is Rosie, which reminds me of my dog. Very good book, as always!
Meg
Feb 01, 2010 rated it it was amazing
This book was great! But remember, not every dog is how you expect it to be! This book makes m want get a dog, but it reminds me that not every dog is perfect right away!
Meredith
Sep 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is a story of how plans change when an event you've been planning for actually arrives. This book is very good.
Lmaslyk
Sep 20, 2013 rated it liked it
I think it was a good book. Also I could relate to the book because I have a dog my self and know the mess and work you need to put in to them
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Okay, I know what you’re thinking. Tui? What kind of name is that? Is it short for something?

Nope. Among the many great things to come out of New Zealand (the Lord of the Rings movies, cats that paint, my mom) is a bird called the tui—not as well known as the kiwi, but a heck of a lot noisier!

I was born July 31 (same birthday as Harry Potter!) in Caracas, Venezuela, and lived in Asuncion, Paraguay
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