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Friends for Life [Kindle Edition]

Billi Tiner
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Bo and Rico are two puppies who meet at a pet store. The puppies are dognapped from the pet store by two goons. Realizing they are in danger, Bo and Rico must work together to escape the dognappers. After their escape, Bo and Rico find themselves scared and alone on the mean city streets. They are rescued by a streetwise stray named Tank. Tank takes the puppies under his wing and teaches them how to survive on the streets. Bo and Rico embark on several adventures including avoiding the local Animal Control officer, Jimmy; several run-ins with a pack of dogs led by a stray named Mongrel; and rescuing a beautiful lost Poodle named Pearl. Through it all, Bo and Rico form an incredible friendship that will last a lifetime.

Editorial Reviews


"Tiner manages to breathe life into the book's four main characters...An entertaining read..."- Kirkus Reviews

5 star-"Friends for Life" is so much more than just your ordinary dog story...It is such a feel good tale that you will want to mark this as one that will be a classic..."Reviewed by Lorraine Carey for Readers Favorite

"Friends for Life" is a strong pick for youth readers who enjoy a dog-driven tale."- The Midwest Book Review

From the Author

Bo and Rico are characters that first appeared in my book "Welcome Home".  I felt that these characters deserved a book of their own.  "Friends for Life" is the story of how they meet and become the streetwise dogs that later help Jake, the lead character in "Welcome Home", search for his dream home.

Product Details

  • File Size: 377 KB
  • Print Length: 162 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0081M5IIS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #182,211 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars friends for life July 31, 2012
By flay
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Friends for Life may be a children/teen book but any true dog lover will fall in love with Rico and Bo and their mentor Tank. The book formed pictures in my mind of the dogs as they grew and lived their lives. I could hear the doggy voices just from the words Billi used to describe the dogs. The story is a glove on a cold day..sun after the rain...a soft pillow after work. It made me smile and laugh and cry. I am 49 and am an avid book reader. This is one i will never forget . All my dogs (3 of whom are at Rainbow Bridge) have always and will always be my Friend gor Life. So happy i found this book. I hope to meet Rico and Bo again...maybe on a playdate with Tank
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good dogs, great story! June 24, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
This is a very heart warming tale about friends. Yes, the friends are dogs, but the friendship they have for each other is the real story. Any child who likes animals will enjoy reading about their adventures. There are many funny parts to keep them smiling, but also some exciting scenes that will thrill young readers. It was great to see how the dogs worked together and balanced their strengths to solve problems. Great example for children that differences can be strengths.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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What I liked: My son (9) and I have read this twice. It's a sweet, heartwarming story featuring dog protagonists, and stresses the courage it takes to overcome some scary obstacles. The adventures are fun, the characters are goodhearted, and there's enough action to keep young readers interested. My son enjoyed it both times.

What I didn't like: I am a huge, huge no-kill animal rescue advocate (I donate all proceeds from my own books' sales to no-kill rescue), and for two reasons I tend to stress the importance of never buying dogs from breeders: one: puppy mills, and even non-mills don't generally treat mamas well at all; and two: thousands of unwanted pets die every day in shelters, so why in the world are we breeding more? The dogs in this story are from a breeder, as are most dogs in pet stores, and I would have given this book five giant stars if the dogs had been rescues, or from a shelter or rescue group. If you read this book to your kids, or let them read it, make sure you know this going in, and explain these issues to your kids in words that fit their learning and emotional levels.

In sum: My son and I liked this book, and I'd recommend it for elementary-aged kids, with the caveat I listed above.
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5.0 out of 5 stars :) LOVED IT :) August 10, 2012
When I started reading this book, I already had an idea formed in my head. I mean the book summary is quite detailed and it provides a very good outline of the story. I mean I already knew that Bo & Rico are going to be `dognapped', they'll escape, meet Tank, get in trouble with Mongrel and Jimmy, rescue pearl and will emerge as the best buds at the end of the story. However, the book still managed to surprise me. The author takes you through a lot of emotions - amusing, gloomy and thrilling - it a full rollercoaster ride. The `adventures' that Bo and Rico get into actually teaches them a lot about themselves, each other and working together. And though Bo and Rico are definitely takes the center stage and the spotlight is on them, Tank too is sure to make his own place in your heart.

This is the third book that I have read by this author and all three of them are about dogs. I think that being a veterinarian; she really understands dogs and her true passion for these animals are reflected in her books. The best part is that this could be used to teach kids a lot about finding their own strength, about working together and about friendship.

I loved it and you will too...
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4.0 out of 5 stars My daughter liked it! May 27, 2014
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I bought this for my daughter. She liked it a lot She read it a few times. She enjoyed it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book! May 25, 2014
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My 9 year old daughter loved this book and the other ones in the series! We are about to read the last dog book and are sad there aren't more to read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Friends for life May 14, 2014
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This was a very cute story with a storyline that keeps your attention and has good life lessons for both kids and adults.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Colorful April 13, 2014
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Adventuresome and delightful. I always read a book before I send it to my grandchildren and this is the perfect night two read.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Ok Beginning; Great Ending
The beginning to me was a little confusing and was kinda strange, but the middle and end were fantastic. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Margaret R
5.0 out of 5 stars truly amazing!!
this amazing book is good....the truly heart held story tells about to young dogs"bo and rico" on a
thrilling adventure!! Read more
Published 3 months ago by ciara raine shaw
5.0 out of 5 stars Bo and Rico will make you laugh
I enjoyed the antics of these two so much that I hope there will be more stories featuring Bo and Rico. Read more
Published 4 months ago by J. Miller
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great, fast shipping.
Published 4 months ago by M. Y.
5.0 out of 5 stars good book to read for children
I read this book to my son, he likes it very much. I also like it too
Want to continue to read the rest part. It seems not done yet
Published 9 months ago by Fangjing W.
5.0 out of 5 stars so good
It was so neat to me to hear the story of Bo and Rico it was kind of sad .
Published 14 months ago by Baly
4.0 out of 5 stars Animals are people too.
Do you have that one special friend. Growing up, I didn't want to spend the time for a large number of friends. Read more
Published 14 months ago by irene
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun little story
My granddaughter loves stories about dogs, and this is one of her favorites. She looks forward to bedtime when there's a great story to be read.
Published 15 months ago by ML Baker
5.0 out of 5 stars Friends for life
My son who is 9 years old really liked reading this book. When he likes a book, I like a book.
Published 15 months ago by Amazon Customer
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More About the Author

Dr. Billi Tiner has been a veterinarian for over 15 years. She lives in Missouri with her husband, two children, three dogs, and three cats. She uses her experiences as a veterinarian as inspiration for her books. Dr. Tiner enjoys spending time outdoors gardening and hiking. She is also a huge fan of college football and basketball.

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