"Bailey's story begins when he is just a few days old, living with his mom and sibling pups. He decides that the world is waiting for him, so one day he escapes his kennel and ventures into the open. He is adopted by a loving family with a son named Ethan.
Bailey is super excited to be Ethan's dog. He spends every minute with him, but when school rolls around things change. As the pup learns his new role in the family, he also comes to a decision, his true purpose is to protect Ethan. Bailey and Ethan grow up together, going on many adventures and learning about life. When a neighborhood bully grows into a worse threat, it is Bailey to the rescue.
Adorable! This book really had me wanting to go out and buy a dog. Just reading from Bailey's POV and seeing how much unconditional love he had for Ethan was heartwarming. It is a simple story and kids will enjoy Bailey's and Ethan's adventures. Several times Bailey is there to save the day and his main purpose is truly just to love Ethan.
The author does a great job of communicating the puppy perspective. He focuses on scent, sound and touch to convey doggy thoughts and feelings.I found it interesting that Bailey seems to have been born with a full vocabulary and awareness of the world, but who knows, maybe dogs are?
The antagonist of this story is Todd, a neighbor who continually tries to hurt Bailey. The reader can tell right away that something is wrong in his twisted mind. However, it is conveyed in a way that a middle grade reader can understand without being afraid. Caution is also conveyed.
My one critique- Ethan is left alone on a farm at the age of 10? for the weekend. What? Who does that?
Overall, a cute story perfect for middle graders. 4 stars!" Dorine White said.
"W. Bruce Cameron has once again entered our hearts with his newest book Bailey's Story. Set with younger readers in mind it still draws us adults right in and I can't wait for my grandsons to enjoy his work. A must read: especially if you love dogs!!" Patty L. said.
"I bought the book for my 7 year old granddaughter. She is enjoying the story very much and reading it by herself. I know it's 5 star because Bruce Camerons books always are. After she finishes it, I will read it. Can't wait!" Linda Howard said.
"So cute, can't wait till my grandson is old enough to enjoy this book. He will be an animal lover as I" Lavonne Elijah said.
"W.B.Cameron used the same stories from the book" A Dog's purpose", also you can read the same stories in this book" Elly's stories". Sorry, this is unprofessional and bad." Amazon Customer said.
"I knew this book was good from the start, but this is a knew high. I highly recommend this book to others." ated said.