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Zach always wanted a dog but Larry, the full-grown mongrel his parents choose, is not it, however, he soon discovers that there is something very special--even magical--about Larry's tail.
Publisher: New York : Viking Children's Books, 2011.
ISBN: 9780670012510
Characteristics: 36 p. :,ill. :,22 cm.
Additional Contributors: Hopkins, Karen Leigh
Melmon, Deborah


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branch_reviews Apr 21, 2012

Narrated by the unknown main character this is a charming story about a boy who wants more than anything to have his own dog. The narrator has been told to stay home and clean his room while his parents leave to bring back a surprise. They leave absolutely, positively no clues. So what’s the surprise? A pre-named(Larry), older, rescued dog with an enormous tail and a very questionable pedigree. The problem was that he wanted a dog he could be proud of. A big dog. A tough dog. A smart dog. Not a used dog. He pulls himself together and before long he realizes that Larry’s tail is no ordinary tail. The story unfolds within an idealized setting: a suburban neighbourhood, a boys bedroom and a tree house in the backyard. Readers will enjoy watching the unnamed narrator change his attitude from “a used dog” to “my dog”. They will find themselves wishing for a Labracadabra of their very own.
Reviewed by BR

May 03, 2011

Love my lab.

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