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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (226 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jordan Sonnenblick Narrator: William Dufris Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2009 ISBN:
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What would you do if your best friend was:

    Imaginary?
      An oversize blue chimp in surfer shorts? (Potentially embarrassing, but hey, no one else can see him...right?)
        Proposing a plan to help you improve your life?
          Did we say imaginary?
            Driving you crazy?!?!

            Now you have an idea of what Willie Ryan's life is like when he meets Dodger. It's the beginning of a lot of trouble - and a friendship you'll never forget! Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 2/15/2014

    " Willie is at the bottom of the popular, athletic, and every other social chain until he meets the magical blue chimp Dodger. Funny, fast-paced with the promise of more adventures in the sequel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristin Redmond | 2/12/2014

    " Did you ever want a genie to get three wishes? Well, be careful what you ask for. Willy, didn't even want a genie, but he got one anyway: in the form of a blue, sloppy chimpanzee names Dodger that only he can see. He tries to help Willy with his problems. One problem is having no friends since his best friend moved; but it doesn't always go the way Willy thinks it will. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pam | 1/29/2014

    " Willie isn't the most popular kid in school. As a matter of fact he isn't popular at all. One reason could be that he is a horrible baseball player. For it was Willie's fault that his team did not win the second to last game. The game that would have guaranteed his team the championship. But never fear Dodger is here. Dodger is a blue chimpanzee that only Willie can see. He is a friend that helps Willie play better baseball. And a friend that helps Willie learn some very valuable leasons. This is a humorous story that is a easy read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen | 1/27/2014

    " I have thoroughly enjoyed Jordan Sonnenblick's YA novels (I got to sit next to him at a conference and then to see him working with 8th graders at one of our Intermediate schools) and Dodger and Me is also quite good. I think reluctant boy readers would really like it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Catherine | 1/22/2014

    " My favorite type of book...funny and the main character is kind of a doofus. I think that chimp says, "Dude..." more than I do. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brenda | 1/20/2014

    " Lively romp especially appealing to baseball fans, 10 year-old boys and self-described nerds. There is a wonderful young female character and a freaky, blue imaginary friend. All adds up to lots of fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joan | 1/10/2014

    " Cute fantasy about an ordinary kid with ordinary problems who gets some extraordinary solutions. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debbie Graham | 12/2/2013

    " Clearly I am not the target audience but I thought it would have broad appeal. Funny and silly without being condescending. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 B | 11/25/2013

    " Overall not a memorable book although humor is okay and boys that like the Wimpy Kid would probably like this, the first in a series about a boy and his blue chimp genie that, uncharacteristically, is not helpful to 5th grade Will. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jasmine | 11/21/2013

    " "It's a friendship story." (Read during class quiet reading time.) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 katsok | 11/10/2013

    " Fun new series to introduce my students to. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karin | 11/6/2013

    " First middle grade novel from YA author Sonnenblick. Social nobody and mediocre baseball player Willy has his life turned upside down when an invisible blue chimp named Dodger turns up. Funny and good for the intended audience. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jon Myers | 8/2/2013

    " Cute, easy read about a boy and his imaginary chimp. Wish there was not such a negative undertone. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather | 3/22/2013

    " Great book for elementary school age kids! It is funny and has a sense of humor that children will understand. Willie, a geeky and wimpy boy, finds a blue monkey that no one can see! Dodger, the blue monkey, claims he will make Wilie's life better, but does he? Great book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ruth | 3/26/2012

    " Fun 4th grade book fantasy humor. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lfrashur | 10/11/2011

    " Cute older elementary school, lower end middle school book. 5th grade Willie loves baseball, but has no friends until Dodger comes along and changes his life and perspective. Good story about friendship and sports "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Judy Moody | 8/23/2011

    " Elementary boys would like it- silly "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mona | 3/1/2011

    " Lots of silly fun. A boy comes into his own. Creative, imaginative, and entertaining. Grades 1 and up. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Liam Smith | 9/2/2009

    " It was awsome! I Cant Wait to read "Dodger for president"! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ricardo | 8/14/2009

    " A little to childish for me.. but some fun nonetheless. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Matthew | 2/26/2009

    " This book is obviously an amateur attempt at writing a kid's chapter book. It is not well written, the characters are cliche, and the ending just kind of ends. "

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About the Author
Author Jordan Sonnenblick

Jordan Sonnenblick is the author of the acclaimed Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie, Notes From the Midnight Driver, and Zen and the Art of Faking It. In addition to being a writer, he is a middle-school English teacher and would never penalize one of his students for bringing an imaginary friend to school.

About the Narrator

William Dufris attended the University of Southern Maine in Portland-Gorham before pursuing a career in voice work in London and then the United States. He has won more than twenty AudioFile Earphones Awards, was voted one of the Best Voices at the End of the Century by AudioFile magazine, and won the prestigious Audie Award in 2012 for best nonfiction narration. He lives with his family in Maine.