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Elvis and the Underdogs

By Mary Eisenhart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Lighthearted story of sickly kid helped by huge talking dog.

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Warm and lighthearted, this tale is insightful in its portrayal of tween kids coping with real-life challenges, from parental pressure to dodging the school bully (who has a surprise or two himself). There are lots of appealing characters, from Benji's new friends Taisy and Alexander to the various adults in their lives, and they all learn a few things thanks to the influence of Elvis.

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