I know I review a LOT of dog books. You’ll have to forgive this weakness of mine. But I could not resist this sweet story from an author who lives in my hometown of Victoria, B.C.
Title: This is the Dog
Author: Sheryl McFarlane
Illustrator: Chrissie Wysotski
Publishing: Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2003
Intended Audience: Ages 3 to 9
Genre/Topic: Fiction, Dogs
Opening: This is the dog too excited to stay, a tail-wagging puppy all ready to play.
Brief Synopsis: The dog is FULL of energy, he wants to play but all of his people have other things to do. So what’s a dog supposed to do? Go on a wild adventure of his own, of course. He spends the morning getting into all sorts of fun “trouble”.
Why I Like This Book: The dog is irresistible! The illustrations are bright and beautiful. It has a happy ending. It rhymes. And most importantly (to me), I have fond memories of one of my dogs stealing a cookie right out of the waving hand of a two year old. Funniest thing I have EVER seen! Luckily, the child’s mother thought so, too:)
1. Here’s a list of Fun Facts About Dogs and Puppies.
2. Write about your own dog’s adventures, real or imagined. Here’s some paper I made that you can use:
3. Becca Ruth, From That Little Art Teacher, has this fabulous lesson plan.
How cute are those dogs? I can hardly wait to try this out with my own class.
Be sure to check out Susanna’s blog for more fabulous recommendations.
That’s it! Have a great weekend!