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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.
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published on March 9, 2010 by Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN-10: 0375859225
ISBN-13: 9780375859229
11 Book Reviews
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  • 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
                    • scott4k
                      Ms. KolodziejTuesday, April 24, 2012 at 5:32 am
                      This title is really interesting to me. I just received this book in our most recent book order so I'll read it soon.