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Ruckus by Laurie Elmquist

Updated: Jan 7, 2022


Ruckus by Laurie Elmquist is a heartwarming book for young readers. The book explores the subject of having separated parents in a way that children will understand and relate to. The obvious plot of the story, however, is about the dog, Ruckus. I think this was a good choice because it makes it so that the story deals with children living with separated parents, but is still a fun story about a Jack Russell Terrier. The book has reasonably large print and simple words, so is good for young children who are just beginning to read chapter books.


AGE RANGE KIDS


THEMES

Divorce and parent separation

Jack Russell Terrier/Dog

Family

British Columbia


OVERALL RATING 7.8/10

I think that this is a pretty good book. I prefer books with more emotion and character building, but for a book for young kids, I think it is great.


PROS

Deals well with difficult childhood topics

Has good and supportive parents

Is fun to read

Simple


CONS

Not very much emotion

Flat characters

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