Once again I'm linking up with The Teaching Thief for Fiction Friday. I have done way more reading this summer than I thought I'd get to, both for pleasure and professional reading. Thank you to Amanda for hosting Fiction Friday -- I'm enjoying having a spot to share some of my booklets for the 2012 SSYRA books. I've now read all 15 of them, and for the most part I really like the list. On Monday my school is holding a reading event in the media center, and I volunteered to help for a couple hours. Hopefully I will be giving one or two book talks for the 3-5 group on some of these books. One book I want to share is Guinea Dog, by Patrick Jennings.
Do you remember wanting a particular pet so much it was all you thought about? Rufus feels like that -- he badly wants a dog. His best friend Murph has the world's best dog, Buddy. Even his frenemy Dmitri has a dog. There's just one problem; his Dad says absolutely not. Dad has an endless list of why Rufus can't ever have a dog:
- they whine
- they gnaw
- they bark
- they slobber
One of the things I loved about this book is that the question of where Fido came from and why she acts the way she does is never answered! Students will have a lot of fun coming up with ideas about that.
Once again, I have a booklet to go along with this book. Just click the guinea pig to get it (OK, so it's a hamster but my graphics site didn't have a guinea pig!).