Plot: A delightful story of two BFFs who start a business helping neighbors walk and/or care for their pets, this book is both heartfelt and comedic. Small moments of implausibility don’t detract from even and engaging storytelling.
Prose: The author strikes a warm, inviting tone that effectively captures the voices of the middle grade characters. In some contexts, phrasings and descriptions have an artificial ring
Originality: Though language choices can show a lack of originality and nuance, Ondrejko writes with an effervescent voice. The characters and plot are distinct, and the friends' escapades are refreshingly different.
Character Development: Characters—both human and animal—are charming and distinct. Ondrejko shows care and affection in her character development; readers may feel as if they know the protagonists as they do their best to juggle their new-found responsibilities.
Date Submitted: August 27, 2018