Monday, April 18, 2011

Dogku by Andrew Clements

Book Jacket

A tale in haiku
of one adorable dog.
Let's find him a home.


So cleverly told
A story from stray to pet
Now I want a dog

But for reals, this is a cute story about a stray dog who is adopted into a new family.  The pictures are fantastic, and it is incredibly fun to read from the dog's point of view.  Who knew dogs think in haiku?  My favorite line(s) were "Mooch hates the school bus" when the kids leave the house, and a joyous "Mooch loves the school bus" when the kids arrive back at home.

Whether you want to get into the form of haiku with your kids (three lines, first with five syllables, second with seven, third with five again), this is a great story.

Five out of five staring matches.

Release Date:  June 2007
Reading Level:  Grade PreK+
Where In Dunlap Public Library's Collection:  MONARCH

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