Mallory's Guide to Boys, Brothers, Dads, and Dogs

Mallory's Guide to Boys, Brothers, Dads, and Dogs

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by Laurie B. Friedman, Jennifer Kalis
     
 

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Mallory McDonald has four big problems.Problem #1: The boy she likes doesn't like her back. Problem #2: Her brother is mad at her .Problem #3: Her dad is upset about her math grade. Problem #4: Her brother's dog won't leave her alone, and he smells terrible! When it comes to boys, brothers, dads, and dogs, only one thing is certain: Mallory is

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Mallory McDonald has four big problems.Problem #1: The boy she likes doesn't like her back. Problem #2: Her brother is mad at her .Problem #3: Her dad is upset about her math grade. Problem #4: Her brother's dog won't leave her alone, and he smells terrible! When it comes to boys, brothers, dads, and dogs, only one thing is certain: Mallory is about to become an expert!

A NOTE FROM MALLORY MCDONALD: Welcome to my official guide to boys, brothers, dads, and dogs. Hopefully, it is not the only guide available because THESE ARE FOUR VERY COMPLICATED TOPICS! But lately, I have learned a lot about all of them. So if you want to know what I know, just open up this book and start reading.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Jody Little
Fourth grader Mallory McDonald has four problems: the sixth grade boy she likes does not like her back, her brother is mad at her, her dad is upset about her math grade, and her brother's dog stinks! Mallory sets out to solve problem number one. She must get JT, the boy she likes, to notice her. She tries wearing an outrageous outfit to school. She tries baking him cookies and delivering them to his house. She writes stories about herself and JT with happy-ever-after endings, but nothing changes. JT still fails to notice her. Soon, Mallory's obsession over JT begins to affect her math grade. Her parents are not happy with her poor grade or her behavior. With the help of her family and friends, Mallory is eventually able to solve each of her four problems. Although the plot is sparse and predictable, readers will enjoy Mallory's spunkiness and determination. Teachers and parents will appreciate the author's messages of responsibility and the importance of acting one's age. The addition of cartoon-like illustrations, emails, and Mallory's own writing help add variation to the text. Reviewer: Jody Little

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822588863
Publisher:
Lerner Classroom
Publication date:
02/28/2011
Series:
Mallory Series
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.90(d)
Lexile:
690L (what's this?)
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

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