Happy Sunday everyone! I just woke up from a
shamefully long nap and a mountain of laundry awaits me so this post will be short and sweet. Since Amanda and Stacia started their Must Read Mentor Text linky, Sundays have become one of my favorite blogging days. I love getting great tips on new books to try in my classroom.
I am an animal lover and I always gravitate towards books about animals, but I like an animal book with a happy ending. There are too many sad things that happen in real life, so when I read I want to spend my time reading something happy! Today I'm going to share a happy-ending book from one of my favorite authors, Andrew Clements.
The book is about a little dog who needs a home and is tentatively taken in by a family with children. Most kids can make a connection to this kind of story, so they are always immediately hooked and concerned for the dog's well being. I always use this book for making predictions because the big question throughout the book is will the family keep the dog.
There are some adorable illustrations in this book. I wish I had it here at home to take a few pictures for you. There are several pages that describe what the dog does during the day while the kids are at school and it is too cute! Anyone with a pet can relate to wondering what animals do all day while their people are away!
Each page of the book is written as a haiku, so it would also be a great addition to a poetry unit.
I hope you will enjoy this fun, happy ending book about an adorable little dog!