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By Caleb Huett   

Scholastic Inc. | ISBN 9781338541885 Hardcover
320 Pages | 5.794" x 8.523" | Ages 8 to 12

Scholastic Inc. | ISBN 9781338717549 Ebook
320 Pages | Ages 8 to 12

Buster's a therapy dog who needs to take matters into his own paws to help a boy understand his own anxiety even if it means breaking a few rules.

Buster's in big trouble. He's been dragged to Dog Court for breaking one of the most sacred of all dog rules: Never, ever talk to a human, or let a human know how smart you really are.

But he swears he had a good reason! The boy he's been taking care of, Tonio, needed his help in a big way. You see, Tonio is afraid all the time — afraid of saying or doing the wrong thing, afraid of making a fool of himself or (even worse) hurting someone else's feelings. His doctor thinks having a therapy dog will help his anxiety — and Buster wants to help. He really wants to help. Even if it means breaking the rules

Raves & reviews:

Praise for Top Elf:

"Lots of laughs and wild twists along the way." — Publishers Weekly

"A light and funny read, perfect for children who celebrate Santa Claus' arrival each December and are interested in a can-do protagonist." — School Library Journal

"Top Elf is an exhilarating Christmas read, any time of the year." — Shelf Awareness Pro