The book is by Julie Nye. Once upon a time, there was a family on the beach. One day, in the morning, Wilbert and his dad went on the beach while Mom was home cooking breakfast. They saw a lost dog in a box. Then, Wilbert took care of the dog and named the dog Scot. Their dog turned into a guard dog, and they never had trouble, and they lived happily ever after. I would recommend this book to people who like dogs.