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No More Dead Dogs Paperback – August 19, 2002
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Wallace Wallace, the unfortunately one-named 8th-grade protagonist lives by the "honesty is the best policy" credo. Some of his honest observations, while insulting to the recipients are hilariously articulate. For example, he tells a neighbor that her "light fluffy cake" tastes like "vacuum cleaner lint" and the icing reminds him of antifreeze. His cousin's clarinet playing sounds like "somebody strangling a duck." That was just TOO funny!
So are his observations of the maudlin story about Old Shep, a story about the death of a German shepherd. Wallace tells his English teacher (and later play director) that he dislikes the story and that "any book with an award medal on it and a picture of a dog" always has a canine casualty. He and his classmates list several books, including "Sounder" and "Old Yeller." Point made, Wallace is in the dog house with his English teacher. He has to serve detention, which means he cannot participate on the football team.
All right, Wallace grimly accepts that punishment. To cap it off, he has to attend rehearsals of the play "Old Shep" and write a review of the book. His review is scathingly honest and in true Wallace Wallace form, a riot. I laughed so hard at his reviews and observations!
Once committed to the play, Wallace makes many valid suggestions to make it more palatable and plausible.Read more ›
I have read this book several times, and it never got boring. There is never a dull moment with NO MORE DEAD DOGS in your hands.
Wallace Wallace, the star football player that isn't any good, is in detention for writing a bad but truthful book report. He refuses to write one that praises the book ( Old Shep, My Pal), because it isn't truthful. There is a play about the book, but it's being sabatoged. Is Wallace Wallace getting revenge, or is he being framed?
From rollerblading dogcatchers to cherry bombs in stuffed animals, from cover to cover, NO MORE DEAD DOGS is nothing but laughs. Recommended for anyone ages 6-104 that likes a good laugh and a great book.
With all the problems and conflicts along the way, the book turns out to be suspenseful and interesting. In addition, it is very entertaining and humorous, due to the fact that the situations and experiences are realistic and can be related to in many ways. The title of this book comes from one of the lines that Wallace says during the book, "Because the dog always dies." His last suggestion for the play is that the dog shouldn't die. If you want to find out if the drama students used his last suggestion, you should read this book.
Throughout the story, the characters deal with problems that any middle school student could face. If you are in middle school, and you enjoy reading books that that describe situations that are similar to ones that you have experienced, you will appreciate this book.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Another hit from Gordon Korman, No More Dead Dogs recalls some themes from the book (and movie) "A Walk to Remember". Read morePublished 3 months ago by Nate
Just enough mystery to keep you guessing. I love Wallace! Oh that the world actually had a boy who wouldn't lie. And I agree with him - No More Dead Dogs!Published 4 months ago by Trish
this book is hilarious.i had so much fin reading this book.if you want to read a funny book,read this book.i love this book.Published 5 months ago by Braden D.
I choose this review because I had to read it...
I rate this book 3 stars because it's boring
I really didn't like this book it didn't suit me
I loved the fun plot. I wish the story took a little longer to develop, because it felt kind of fast. I would recommend this book to fifth graders/middle school ages.Published 14 months ago by Suzy H
Gordan Korman is one of my favorite writers for young adults. He has a sense of humor that resonates with my own. And, the one time I met him (years ago), was a heck of a nice guy. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Art Belliveau
This book is so cute. Very good for kids 6-12 grade. Not too long to be boring to that age groupPublished 17 months ago by Claire Johnston