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The Adventures of Zelda: A Pug Tale (Zelda, #1)

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Have you ever wondered what your dog is thinking?

Zelda is a curly-tailed, wrinkly, stubborn pug. But, she isn't an ordinary pug content to eat and sleep her days away. Zelda is always searching for a new adventure, mystery to solve, or squirrel to catch, and her unexpected reactions cause readers to smile and laugh.


The thirteen short stories in this book connect and buil
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Paperback, 77 pages
Published August 6th 2013 by Discover Your Story, Inc. (first published July 23rd 2013)
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Denise Kuntz
I highly recommend to all! Cute and funny short story told by Zelda the pug!
Barbara Ann
Aug 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
Thirteen adventures told in first person by an adorable little pug named Zelda. Poor Zelda begins her life in a kennel and stays there for two years until Hannah and Nate adopt her. Once at home with her two owners and their children, Ben and Lucy, life becomes so much more interesting.

Zelda makes the reader laugh and cry. She relates her struggles and triumphs. Readers learn how she manipulates her owners into rewarding her with treats, how she rescues her family from the mean vacuum cleaner, a
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Randy Shaffer
Nov 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
The Adventures of Zelda: A Pug Tale, is a wonderfully enjoyable, light read. The book is filled with cute, amusing and adorable stories that are sure to appeal to dog lovers, especially those with a fondness for pugs (of which I am a fan). The dogs-eye perspective was rather inventive and I loved the alternative insight from the pug (the vacuum story is a real highlight). This one is great for bedtime stories with the kids, but it's also great for adults. Looking forward to more adventures with ...more
Lexi
Feb 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The Adventures of Zelda: A Pug Tale is a very cute and funny book. I am a huge animal fan and I am in love with dogs. The way you made Zelda describe each of her adventures pulled me into the book the moment I started to read it. You can definitely see how much Zelda grows closer to her new owners, and how she reacts to new things. It's interesting how you made her act and think as a dog would. I would definitely recommend this book to my friends and family. I am looking forward to reading The A ...more
Becca Andre
May 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
My nine-year-old daughter wrote the following review. While reading, she laughed out loud on several occasions and often stopped to read me the especially entertaining parts. I highly recommend this book to any child who loves dogs and great stories about them!

My daughter's review:

This was a good book. I love the fact that it was about your dog named Zelda. I started early in the morning and ended at 9:30 PM. I already started book two, The Adventures Of Zelda: The Second Saga. Can't wait for bo
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Donna Sartain
Sep 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Kristen Otte has written a delightful book for all ages. Ever wonder what your dog is thinking? Kristen has captured Zelda's personality, thoughts and perceptions in several short stories. Zelda's struggle with trust issues are handled with care by her loving rescue family. Her thoughts about her Christmas tree, doggie school and the skate park are most likely spot on! Dog lover or not, I believe you will thoroughly enjoy Zelda's antics and zest for adventure in life. Kristen's creative writing ...more
Deviki
This is amazing book for children. I only decided to read this book because I am a dog lover and this book was fun to read.
I didn't give a high rating because few chapters in everything becomes very familiar and there isn't much depth to the characters. yes I know this is a children's book. For some reason I didn't feel the "what will happen next" there is no element of suprise .....just very linear story. The author did a good job writing the story from Zelda's POV.
Ellen
Apr 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: children-s, humor
Sometimes it's really hard to pick a book or think about reading when depressed. The Adventures of Zelda: A Pug Tale is the perfect pick me up! It really is beyond adorable. You can't help but fall in love with Zelda, her new family, and all the adventures she has.

Only one downside: It'll make you want a pug of your own. Fair warning!
Rebecca
Feb 13, 2015 rated it liked it
This was a light, cute tale. I think kids would like it, but there's nothing that makes it particularly stand out. Zelda is a cute protagonist and I think it does a decent job of getting into a dog's head.
Rickie Hinrichs
Jul 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book would be a good parents guide on how to raise children. It's all about love.
Freda Mans-Labianca
Feb 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What a cute read!
Zelda is a Pug, and while reading her story, I felt my Pug, Bella, and Zelda could've been related. The stubborn nature, the snoring and the sneezing too, are all traits my Pug has as well. The laughs I got from reading about this Pug were because of the familiarity of my own.
Plus there was a story about where Zelda came from, how her owners came to own her and how she lived, generally-speaking.
Anyone who reads this book is really going to enjoy it.
Esperanza
Sep 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Best book ever!

Best book ever! I love how it shows Zelda's point of view, and I love dog books. I also love the drawing on the cover
Naomi
Sep 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Emma rated a 5. I haven't read to verify this rating.
Yani Daniele
Nov 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
finish to read this book, and i absolutely adore, Zelda she's so cute and sweet. I really enjoy the book, its easy to read for me, i recommend for all people no only for kids. Bueno, mi inglés es pésimo, afrentemoslo, pero trato de mejorarlo leyendo en este idioma y escuchando varios audios de algunos libros bilingues. Sobre este libro que puedo decir, que me encantó la historia, me divertí mucho leyendo las aventuras de Zelda y realmente Kristen sabe meterse en la piel de un pug para narrar est ...more
Yali
Feb 17, 2016 rated it liked it
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A fun read for a dull rainy day.
Edward Creter
Jan 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
Four stars! Zelda kicks ass with Cujo in the sweet and cuddly department!
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Kristen Otte is an author who calls Cincinnati, Ohio, her home. Her mission is to bring joy and laughter to people young and old with stories. She writes books for children, teens, and adults. In her free time, she can be found running, reading, coaching basketball, playing board games with her husband, or walking her crazy dogs, Zelda the Pug and Peach the Boston Terrier.