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When Life Gives You O.J. When her grandfather suggests that Zelly Fried show her parents she s ready for the responsibility of taking care of a dog by making a practice dog out of an orange juice jug, Zelly is not entirely sure about the idea



10 thoughts on “When Life Gives You O.J.

  1. says:

    Okay, so here s what I ve been puzzling over with this book it s a PRIME example of the sort of book that sometimes struggles to find the right readers, I think Because it takes real risks, in quiet ways It doesn t announce itself as quirky or zany It just is those things, because it is human, and humans are those thingsThe book is charming, yes It is funny The cha


  2. says:

    OK, I m biased I m the author , but here s what PW said In this warm novel about family, friendship, and fitting in Perl Vintage Veronica offers a refreshing take on the grandparent grandchild rapport The novel strikes an admirable balance of humor and pathos at times in the same scene And modernjewishmom.com called it a must read for all 8 12 year olds But don t just


  3. says:

    Children s librarians can be neatly divided into two categories with relatively little difficulty Basically, they either love and adore dogs and all things doggie related or they don t I don t I was never the kid begging her parents for a hound I did not dream of fluffy golden retriever puppies or watch the Westminster Dog Show on television with undiluted envy As an adult


  4. says:

    Sweet story I read with my third and fourth grade book club Zelly s family gives her a practice dog made out of a plastic jug to learn responsibility before deciding if she can have a real dog of her own Along the way, Zelly also learns about friendship and not being ashamed of who you are Her grandfather Ace is a great character Ages 8 and up.


  5. says:

    Love the cover This is the story of Zelly Fried, an 11 year old Jewish girl from Brooklyn recently transplanted with her family to Burlington, VT to live with her widowed grandfather Ace Zelly really wants a dog and Ace proposes the practice dog an empty OJ jug that she walks, feeds and even practices with cleaning up after Through OJ, she meets Jeremy, also Jewish, who becomes a


  6. says:

    I loved this book Zelly, like a lot of 10 year olds, is feeling that life has given her a sack lemons Her family left NY to move to Vermont and the only good that could come of it is that she could finally have a dog of her own But her parent nix the plan Luckily, her wacky grandfather has a wacky idea To prove she s worthy she creates a practice dog, named O.J after the carton that m


  7. says:

    Picked this one up on the recommendation of a friend without really knowing what it was about Zelly is ten years old and has moved to Vermont from Brooklyn with her family Her grandmother has passed away and they have moved to live with her grandfather I enjoyed how Perl dealt with several issues fitting in, friendships, longing for something, relationships with family members, andA very


  8. says:

    What a fun story on the surface for young readers But there is also so much to discuss and think about in this book Author Erica Perl has done a wonderful job presenting important topics for families to discuss and given readers an interesting and easy way to bring those conversations to the table Great family book discussion book.


  9. says:

    This book is about a girl that really wants a dog and her parents will not agree, so they give her a empty gallon of orange juice and tell her that is her dog Evreyday she drags it for a walk, feeds it, and takes it to the bathroom just like a real dog This book was funny and a great story idea.


  10. says:

    This book is AMAZING I love it because a girl has to do a bunch of crazy stuff just in order to get a dog IT S SO CRAZY That s basically it but be sure to STAY AWESOME


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About the Author: Erica S. Perl

Erica S Perl is the author of the O.J books WHEN LIFE GIVES YOU O.J Sydney Taylor Award Notable Book,Best Book, multiple state book lists including MN, FL, VA, VT and RI and ACES WILD She is also the author of many popular picture books, including DOTTY, CHICKEN BUTT , and GOATILOCKS AND THE THREE BEARS A crowd pleasing presenter dedicated to reaching all readers, she is available for in person and virtual school visits, bookstore and library events.


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