Dog Walker

  • Pages:144
  • Publisher:Orca Book Publishers
  • Themes:humor, dogs, pets, entrepreneurialism, impressing opposite gender
  • Pub Date:09/14/2021
  • Fry Level:2.6
  • Lexile:HL520L
  • ATOS:3.0
  • Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient:W
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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.

"Easy to present to reluctant readers."
"An amusing and clever book. Excellent."
– Resource Links
"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."
"A quick read with believable characters. Recommended for reluctant readers."
"A good choice for any reluctant reader...A fun and interesting story."
– Washington State Revew Group
"A fun read...This book should appeal to both boys and girls. Recommended."
– Canadian Book Review Annual
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