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Fiction Ages 9-12
Pages: 144
Themes: humor, dogs, pets, entrepreneurialism, impressing opposite gender
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: 14/Sep/2021
Fry Reading Level: 2.6
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Turk needs cash, but he's allergic to his own sweat, so getting a job is out of the question.

Then Turk makes an important discovery: Girls love dogs. And Turk's friends will do anything to meet girls. So Turk starts a dog walking business. His friends walk the dogs and Turk collects half the money. In an attempt to impress dog-loving Carly, Turk brags about his business in front of the school tough guy, Chuck. But when Chuck learns the true nature of the business and wants in on the action, Turk risks losing his business and, more important, Carly's respect.

Washington State Revew Group
"A good choice for any reluctant reader...A fun and interesting story."
Resource Links
"An amusing and clever book. Excellent."
KLIATT
"A quick read with believable characters. Recommended for reluctant readers."
Blogcritics.org
"While this fast-paced, dialogue-filled romp is a delight for all dog lovers, any reader will enjoy Turk's quick-thinking solution that has him racing to keep the girl and the dog."
Canadian Book Review Annual
"A fun read...This book should appeal to both boys and girls. Recommended."
VOYA
"Easy to present to reluctant readers."

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Resource Links "The Year's Best"  | 2006 | Commended
CCBC Our Choice  | 2007 | Commended

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