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Zelly wants a dog more than anything. Her grandfather, Ace, has a crazy idea to convince her parents to let her get one. Can she go through with Ace’s embarrassing plan?
Ages 9+
Pages 240
Publisher Penguin Random House
Coming Aug 2020
Awards
Sydney Taylor Notable Book
School Library Journal Starred Review

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239 Reviews

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Exciting, funny and just right for you!

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What would you do if you really wanted a dog? Plead to your parents to get you one? Well, Zelly Fried has already tried that at least one hundred times. One day, Zelly’s grandfather, Ace, decides to help her. Ace has a plan, but will it work? And even if it does, Zelly’s not sure she wants to risk getting laughed at at school. To find out what Ace’s crazy plan is and if Zelly does get a real dog, read this book. It’s exciting, funny and just right for you!

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I loved this book!

Review by Anabelle1110

This book is super funny, and the author did a great job!! I totally recommend this

Aug 08, 2022 03:56 PM
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Imagination Can Work, Fake it 'Till Ya Make it!

Review by rg42

It was funny and inspiring. I can relate to wanting a dog even when parents say no. I can relate to annoying and entertaining brothers. Imagination is key!

Jul 21, 2022 12:37 PM
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So funny!

Review by JuniorVet

This book is very funny! I would reccommend it to sum one who likes funny and/or wonts a pet.

Jul 10, 2022 05:18 PM
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So fun

Review by 101010

I loved this book and read the whole siris something my parents would make me do to get a pet

Jul 06, 2022 12:08 PM
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Dog

Review by cool848

Very good

Jul 05, 2022 10:54 PM