Ethan, an underachieving thirteen year old, has one focus in life: to own a French Bulldog. He can’t convince his overwhelmed, single mom that he is deserving of a pet, so he enlists the aid of his somewhat devious and slippery grandmother in a business scheme to realize his dream. It becomes a covert operation of misadventures, processed on his nightly blog, “Frenchie’s Best Friend.” The journey is both humorous and unnerving, as Ethan’s “Doggie Wash” business faces the risks of blowing up in his face. Join Ethan and his blog followers, as he confronts each new chaotic challenge towards pet ownership.
The story has all kinds of appeal to readers who are “dog crazy” themselves or are looking for a book that keeps them turning pages with each new chaotic and comical challenge that Ethan faces in his covert plan. However, Mary cautions her readers from trying any of Ethan’s techniques in pet grooming!
If you aren’t yet totally “gaga” over “Frenchies” before reading this novel, you will be by the time you finish it... GUARANTEED!
Mary is in the process of publishing the sequel, Frenchie X2 – Follow the Blog. The story and fun just could not end here! Once you have read Frenchie's Best Friend, you’ll understand why!
Testimonial for Frenchie’s Best Friend- Follow the Blog
Pet lovers and “wannabe dog owners” are sure to be captivated by Frenchie’s Best Friend- Follow the Blog, as they follow Ethan’s crazy adventures in his covert dog grooming business.
Teachers, consider this book for your literature circles as rich discussion can occur about commitment, being principled and multiple intelligences. Today’s tech savvy kids will relate to the mix of traditional text and Ethan’s communication via his blog. You might even be inspired to have your students respond to this book in a class blog of their own.
Recommended for grades 5+
West Bay Elementary School
(International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program World School)