Elvis and the Underdogs: Secrets, Secret Service, and Room Service

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In this sequel to Elvis and the Underdogs, Benji’s 200 lb Newfoundland that talks (but only to Benji), Elvis, has been living in his new home, the White House, as the First Dog. Benji and his friends suddenly find that Elvis is sending them a message to come to Washington D.C.—right away. They decide to catch a ride to D. C. under a cover story. Once there, Benji learns that the President is planning to send Elvis to Japan as a birthday present to the Prime Minister, an idea which Elvis does not approve. With the help of the room service guy and a White House reporter’s daughter, Benji will have to try to keep Elvis in America—before it’s too late!

Even though this book is really funny, I think at times it went a little too far. Some parts were just too unbelievable, and there were too many instances where even the narrator (Benji) says “I know this is really unbelievable, but it’s true.” I did like that the author has a short summary of the first book in the beginning, so it is easy to follow this book without having read the first one.

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Author Jenny Lee, Kelly Light, Illustrator
Star Count 4/5
Format Hard
Page Count 352 pages
Publisher Balzer + Bray
Publish Date 5/20/2014
ISBN 9780062235565
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Issue June 2014
Category Tweens


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