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Grades 4 - 8Grade 5n/a4.642552
Meet Kevin Pugh, 12-year-old couch potato. Now meet Cromwell, his part beagle, part potato chip dog. Kevin’s looking forward to spending his summer doing as little as possible. Unfortunately, Kevin’s father, former Chicago Bears star player/super-sports fanatic, Howie Pugh, feels differently. So does Cromwell, who has suddenly and mysteriously developed a fascination with agility competitions: running up seesaws, leaping over hurdles, soaring through hoops (sometimes). If he has to do anything, Kevin would rather do something for newly obsessed Cromwell, but dog agility lessons do not constitute a sport in his father’s mind, so football camp it is. Until some well-timed events collide, literally, and soon Kevin’s found a way for he and Cromwell to take classes, and the upstart Team Cromwell is born.

Andy Behrens has written a hilarious novel with a dry-as-dirt protagonist who’s constantly tortured by the goings-on around him. It’s also a charming story about a boy and his dog, as well as a meaningful and heartfelt look at a relationship between a boy and his father who don’t always see eye-to-eye.
Paperback, 256 pages
Published on July 12, 2011 by Yearling
ISBN-10: 0375859004
ISBN-13: 9780375859007
12 Book Reviews
  • im a personThursday, October 29, 2020 at 8:11 am
    ya this is a pretty good book
    • interesting guyTuesday, October 11, 2016 at 5:50 am
      I really like this book but I have not finished it yet
      • isa18
        isa18Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 4:53 pm33 stars
        It is a good book but not the best ever.
        • puppy_dogs
          puppy_dogsSaturday, December 21, 2013 at 5:39 am55 stars
          i love this book
          • meMonday, April 15, 2013 at 4:26 pm
            it was totally awesome- it's a must read.
            • lovepink
              lovepinkFriday, November 16, 2012 at 6:16 am
              i have this book but i never read it
              • bund
                bundFriday, November 16, 2012 at 6:09 am55 stars
                I really like this book it is awesome!!!!!!!
                • snew
                  snewTuesday, November 13, 2012 at 6:37 am
                  the only reason i am reading this book is because i am going to do agility with my new dog
                  • snewTuesday, November 13, 2012 at 6:35 am
                    i want to get agility part!!!!!!!!!!!!!
                    • kaleyFriday, September 14, 2012 at 12:17 pm
                      i like this book