"FRESH AND FUNNY"
"LEAVES READERS BEGGING"
KIRKUS REVIEWS, August 27, 2013
(NOTE: SPOILER ALERT!)
"Jennings picks up where Guinea Dog (2010) left off in this playful, quick-paced tale that touches on some common dilemmas for middle graders.
Short chapters and a slightly larger-than-usual font make this an easy read. Rufus is a snappy narrator, and his fumbling observations about his parents, himself, his friends and his situation are fresh and funny. Youngsters will relate as Rufus learns to say no, feel grateful for his friends (whether boy or girl) and make right his relationship with Fido, whose weight gain was for a very good reason.
With the introduction of Fido’s gifted progeny, Jennings leaves readers begging for another absurd adventure." (Animal fantasy. 8-12)
*"Full of humor, Zaritza's on- and off-stage dramatics make for a quite funny tale. Readers who enjoy stories about the fine arts are sure to relate with the budding thespian as she learns that helping others behind the scenes can be just as fulfilling as soaking in the spotlight." —Booklist
**"An amusing, fast-paced tale about an irrepressible drama queen who has to cope when she doesn't get the starring role in the class play." —Kirkus Reviews