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
Sydney Taylor Notable Book
School Library Journal Starred Review

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226 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 love this!

Review by Glitt3r

This book is so cool because it tells the story of a girl who just wants a dog and learns to take care of one by a very creative trick! I have my own OJ dog now!

Jan 05, 2022 10:32 PM
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Good book

Review by Parpar

I enjoyed this book.

Jan 04, 2022 12:41 AM
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Review by Creativecook

This was a really funny book!!

Dec 20, 2021 05:36 PM
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Review by kittyfan514

Really good! It's a little sad though.

Dec 08, 2021 06:51 PM
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This is a Weird book

Review by mytoothless

I didn't really understand the book. It was weird

Dec 06, 2021 08:46 PM