QUIZ: Are You More Like Emily or Rani from Two Friends, One Dog, and a Very Unusual Week?
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Two unlikely friends + one exceptional dog = a seriously unforgettable week!
In Two Friends, One Dog, and a Very Unusual Week by Sarah L. Thompson, Emily’s life is turned upside down when a moving truck pulls up in front of her ordinary apartment building and a new resident moves into the floor above her. Rani isn’t like anyone Emily has ever met. From the very first glimpse at her silver sequined sneakers, she knew Rani was someone she wanted to get to know. But after knocking on her door to deliver a plate of welcome cookies, Emily is surprised at what she finds.
Take Pippi Longstocking’s joie de vivre, blend it with a 21st century urban setting, toss in a dog named Otto for good measure and what do you get? This joyfully carefree story about two unlikely friends.
It’s a pair of silver sequined sneakers that unexpectedly flips Emily’s comfortable, predictable world upside down. Or, more precisely, it’s the girl wearing them.
The shoes belong to Rani, who moves into Emily’s apartment building—and her life—with absolutely no one but her dog Otto. (Her research scientist mother is away in Patagonia.) And that’s only the first rule that Emily watches Rani break without hesitation.
But it’s not just that Rani breaks rules. Most of the time, she doesn’t seem to know the rules exist. Why can’t she bungee jump off their building? Or bring an ice cream truck to school?
For steady and orderly Emily, Rani’s approach to life feels impossible . . . and more than a little irresistible. But is there a place for her in Rani’s world? And should she find a way to make space for Rani in her own?
Two Friends, One Dog, and a Very Unusual Week
AUTHOR: Sarah L. Thompson
ILLUSTRATOR: Vin Vogel
PUBLISHER: Peachtree Publishing
DATE: April 18, 2023
Rani has a hammock for a bed and a big dog named Otto, and as the girls become friends, Emily quickly discovers that Rani lives by her own rules. She’s never settled down anywhere, traveling the world with her research scientist mother and making every day an adventure. Since she’s always been mostly on her own, Rani has a unique perspective and a knack for finding fun in even the most ordinary places, like riding scooters through the SuperSmartSaverMart or inviting an ice cream truck to Friendship & Feelings Club.
Things always seem to work out for Rani no matter how many rules she bends, she always manages to charm her way out of trouble, leaving every situation better than she found it. Emily is anxious as she starts to explore more of her city and tries things she’d never have dreamed of doing before, but as Rani helps her break free of her comfort zone, she realizes there’s a whole big world out there to enjoy, and there’s nothing better than enjoying life with a friend!
If you’re looking for a friendship adventure filled with fun illustrations and non-stop action, Two Friends, One Dog, and a Very Unusual Week is the LOL-worthy read you need!
QUIZ: Are You More Like Emily or Rani from Two Friends, One Dog, and a Very Unusual Week?:
These two unlikely friends couldn’t be more different. Rani is free-spirited, while Emily is reserved, but together, they learn so much about the world and each other. Want to know if you’re more like Emily or Rani? Take our Two Friends, One Dog, and a Very Unusual Week-inspired quiz to find out!
📚Ready to read about Emily and Rani’s unforgettable week? Two Friends, One Dog, and a Very Unusual Week is now available from Peachtree Publishing.