Jenny Lee is a writer and producer on the popular Disney Channel TV show Shake It Up. She will be accompanied by two stars of the show, Caroline Sunshine and Adam Irigoyen. Jenny Lee’s engaging debut children’s book, Elvis and the Underdogs, in the tradition of funny and heartwarming bestsellers like Wonder and the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books, is the story of a sickly boy whose life is turned upside down when he gets a therapy dog…who can talk! Benji Wendell Barnsworth is a small ten-year-old boy with a big personality. Born premature, Benji is sickly, accident prone, and at the hospital so often he even has his own punch card. That is, until the day Benji wakes up from a particularly bad spell. Concerned for Benji’s health after a particularly bad seizure, following doctor’s orders Benji gets a therapy dog to help keep him safe. When a massive crate arrives at Benji’s house, out walks a two-hundred-pound Newfoundland. Having a bossy dog can come in handy, though. Elvis brings out the dog lover in the most surprising people and shows Benji that making new friends may not be as scary as he once thought.
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