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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218 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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When Life Gives You O.J.

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When Life Gives You O.J.

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Not The Best Book

Review by Fashion2020

It was not detailed that much and the storyline was not understandable.

Nov 04, 2021 03:58 PM
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Very fun!

Review by YogiDaisy

This book was well written and I can relate. I liked the experience that Zelda had with O.J. Very good book!

Oct 10, 2021 09:04 PM
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Loved this book!

Review by FlashFast

This is a great book. About a person who wants a pet. I really identified with the main character. We both wanted a pet. Now I have two pets.

Oct 05, 2021 05:04 PM
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Oct 03, 2021 04:19 PM
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Amazing Book

Review by redpandasrule

This book is funny and I loved it. It was a great read.

Sep 10, 2021 04:41 PM