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Dianne Salerni : Writer of Teen and Middle Grade Fiction | Gina’s Review: Notes From a Liar and Her Dog

Gina’s Review: Notes From a Liar and Her Dog

By the time you read this post, I’ll be at Disney with the family – hopefully having a fabulous time! If this is Monday (and by this time I may have lost track), we are probably at Magic Kingdom, based on my husband’s complex schedule. I know for certain that on Tuesday, the four of us will be taking the Aqua Seas Tour, snorkeling in the aquarium at Epcot! I did this 5 years ago with my older daughter, and it was awesome. I can’t wait for the four of us to do it together!

Today, I have a guest post from my itinerant book reviewer:

Gina’s Review: Notes From a Liar and Her Dog, by Gennifer Choldenko

A girl named Antonia (Ant for short) absolutely adores her dog Pistachio and will do anything for him. She’ll even sneak out her bedroom window while she’s grounded for him. Ant will get out of trouble by lying a lot. Ant has a friend named Harrison who likes to draw animals. So when Ant and Harrison’s art teacher asks them to join a zoo program, they agree. They have to do some interesting jobs there. But things get complicated when Ant brings Pistachio to the zoo because she has to give him a pill at 12:00 and all of her family hates the dog so she doesn’t want to leave him at home. Pistachio gets out of her pocket and goes in the lion cage, which ends up being very dangerous!

My favorite part is when Ant and Harrison are working at the zoo. It’s funny because one of the friends is feeding a gentle giraffe while the other is cleaning out a lion cage while a lion is growling from a different cage. Ant’s lying made her a very interesting character because no matter what she did she lied to get out of trouble. This is a really good book by Gennifer Choldenko and she is a good author. Any person who likes realistic fiction would like this book.

Thanks, Gina! It’s kind of awesome and amazing that my baby is old enough to write guest posts on my blog AND snorkel with me in a big fish tank at Epcot!

6 Responses to Gina’s Review: Notes From a Liar and Her Dog

  1. awe, thanks for the great review Gina! This book sounds like a fantastic read:) And Dianne, your daughter is absolutely gorgeous.

  2. Candyland says:

    She’s SO cute! Enjoy Disney!

  3. Linda G. says:

    Great review, Gina! Sounds like a fun read. 🙂

    Hope you all are having a fantastic time at Disney!

  4. JEM says:

    Love it! And have fun at Disney, I love that place!

  5. Gina says thanks for all the comments! We’re having a super time!

  6. Jen says:

    Fantastic review! Your daughters are amazing!!! I loved this review and the book sounds so cute! I love the puppy’s name, that is super adorable and who wouldn’t love a nickname such as Ant 🙂