Amy Prochenko has spent most of fifth grade avoiding Kaitlyn Walker, a bully whose bark is as bad as her bite, and Sean Gorman, the only kid less popular than Amy Then, as if life isn't hard enough, along comes Sherlock.After escaping from a research laboratory, all Sherlock wants is to be an ordinary dog. But Sherlock is anything but ordinary: he can talk. And when he asks Amy for help, she says yes.Amy may have bitten off more than she can chew. Soon she finds herself tangled up in dangerous schemes and hanging out with people she never would have chosen to spend a minute with. For the first time, thanks to Sherlock, Amy is popular!Even better, she finds the best friend she always wanted. But Amy isn't sure she'll be able to save Sherlock. Will this dog have his day?Vande Velde, Vivian is the author of 'Smart Dog ', published 2007 under ISBN 9780152061722 and ISBN 015206172X.