Bell the Crime Fighter Dog is the third book in the Rescue Animal Series of Books. As with Watkins' previous two rescue books of realistic fiction, the base of the story closely aligns itself with the real adventures of its lead character - in this case - a young Labrador pup who grew up as a stray and ends up being a very important part of the community in which she lives. A heart warming story about survival and second chances. This book shines light upon the situation of pet overpopulation, responsible pet ownership, and the great job animal control and shelters do in caring for so many of these animals. Also, the book opens hearts and minds to the fact that these animals have so much to give as companions, service and therapy dogs/cats, best friends, and sometimes real heroes. Being both educational and entertaining this book is a wonderful book to place on any child's bookshelf. The song "Everyday Heroes" is a great companion that pulls the meaning of the book into hearts with its tender lyrics.