- Short-listed, Silver Birch nominee
- Short-listed, SYRCA Diamond Willow nominee
- Commended, CCBC Our Choice
Shakespeare is a Seeing Eye puppy. But before the time comes for him to train with a blind person, he must spend six months with a girl who has never learned to love. He does all he can to teach her, but the job places him in some dangerous situations and by the end of the story he has earned the title Rescue Pup.
Rescue Pup is the first of two books in a series.
Book two is Forward, Shakespeare!
Shakespeare wriggled joyously and reared up to lick Tessa's chin. He expected even this girl to love him on sight. Everybody always had. But Tessa was not everybody. She parted her knees and let him slither to the floor.