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Friends for Life [Kindle Edition]

Billi Tiner
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 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

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"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: 389 KB
  • Print Length: 162 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1477435719
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0081M5IIS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #360,371 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
Format:Kindle Edition
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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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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5.0 out of 5 stars so good March 22, 2014
By Baly
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It was so neat to me to hear the story of Bo and Rico it was kind of sad .
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
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 1 month ago by Fangjing W.
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 7 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 7 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 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Happy Story
Great but short story about companionship and love. I love stories from a pet's point of view. This story is well done and entertaining.
Published 8 months ago by eileen5223
5.0 out of 5 stars cute for kids
its good for kids to know how to be friends with everyone, just one time for my 8 and 6 year old,
Published 8 months ago by mom with two cute kids
5.0 out of 5 stars Good story for all
gave it the highest rating, great book but ended quickly. Both and Rico friends forever. kept hoping they'd find someone too
Published 8 months ago by momllamas
5.0 out of 5 stars Great !
I enjoyed the sweet story of best friends. This book is wonderful for kids story time, but as an adult, I think all ages can read and enjoy.
Published 8 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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