A director and screenwriter, Jessie Nelson and writing partner Karen Leigh Hopkins have created a sparkling tale that will touch young listeners' hearts and tickle their funny bones. Zach has been hoping and hoping for a new dog, but when he finally gets one, Larry isn't exactly the kind of canine Zach had in mind. Larry is a mutt! And a strange-looking mutt at that! But there's something about Larry that Zach doesn't know. When Larry wags his tail, magic happens.