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

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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, ...

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Overview

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.

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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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780822588863
  • Publisher: Lerner Classroom
  • Publication date: 2/28/2011
  • Series: Mallory Series
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 830,623
  • Age range: 7 - 10 Years
  • Lexile: 690L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 7.40 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Laurie Friedman is the author of many award-winning books for children. She writes the popular Mallory books, a series of chapter books for 7-10 year olds. Critics have praised the Mallory books, saying that Mallory deserves a place beside Judy Moody, Amber Brown, and Junie B. Jones. Laurie is also the author of numerous picture books including Love Ruby Valentine; Ruby Valentine Saves the Day; I'm Not Afraid of this Haunted House; and Thanksgiving Rules. Laurie lives in Miami with her husband, two children, and her dog, Ollie.

Jennifer Kalis graduated with a BFA in illustration from the Maryland Institute, College of Art in 1999. She has been a freelance illustrator for 10 years and currently lives in Powell, Ohio, with her husband and 2 young children.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 4, 2012

    Lala

    I hate ur gut! Haha jk i love yours and the book isamazing i loved it haha

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 13, 2011

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    You're sure to fall in love with Mallory

    Having problems was nothing new to Mallory McDonald, but having four all at once could possibly max out her problem solving skills. First of all there was Justin Trent, a.k.a. JT, whose initials, in her book, really stood for "Just Terrific." There really shouldn't be any problem with a terrific guy, but when he doesn't know you are even on the planet that is another kind of JT (just terrible) and that is a problem. Secondly, her brother Max was mad about problem number one and said he thought it was "ridiculous" that she would like anyone in his grade. Thirdly, her dad was kind of upset about her real problem solving skills (as in math) and instead of thinking about "Mallory + JT" he claimed she just might think about another kind of addition. Lastly, her brother Max's dog, Champ, was stinking up her bed by lying around on it all the time. Ten-year-old Mallory Louise McDonald was going to solve them all, but first of all she had to have a plan. The best thing to do was to get noticed by JT and that meant getting dressed up for "Operation: Get Noticed." Of course everyone in the family thought her outfit was a bit too bright and even her BFF, Mary Ann, asked "Where do you think you are going like that?" The get-up made her brother Max gag, but a best friend could be a bit more understanding. Mary Ann should have been once Mallory said, "I have a crush," because Mary Ann already had a boyfriend, C-Lo. Mallory was planning to get JT's attention during lunch time at Fern Falls Elementary when she walked past his table. Little did she know that not even her sunglasses would keep her from seeing all the disgusted looks on the faces of everyone when the BIG fiasco happened. Mmmmm, maybe Mallory wasn't going to be as good at solving problems as she thought she could be. I've read a few of Mallory's books and must admit I do find her immensely irresistible. She does like to write and in this "guide" youngsters will learn all about how to deal with the difficult and "complicated topics" of boys, brothers, dads, and smelly old dogs like Champ. Her crush on JT brings her no end of trouble, but the lessons she learns will stick with her for a long time (until she gets into another mess that is). There are many other lessons that can be gleaned from her website, including tips on how to go green, some yummy recipes, and fun things like bookmarks and calendars that can be printed out. Quill says: Mallory Louise McDonald is a ten-year-old dreamer you're sure to fall in love with.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 29, 2013

    HOTT TEEN

    Just turned 18. Mallory books are getting boring! ~yawns~

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2013

    I read the whole series

    It was fun

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2013

    Madi&Mallory

    Mallorys guide

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2012

    Bset book ever

    Best book ever

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    Posted May 13, 2013

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