Sunday, April 21, 2013

Just a Dog by Michael Gerard Bauer - ADVISABLE

Bauer, Michael Gerard  Just a Dog, 138 pages. Scholstic, 2013.

Yes, this is a "dog" story which ends in an expected way, but Bauer's tale, told as a first-person account by a ten-year-old about the life of his beloved pet, is well told with beautifully simple language, believable tone, and poignant details about the boy's family. This is a good suggestion for your animal lovers, as well as a good read-aloud option to discuss voice, description, or theme.

EL - ADVISABLE, reviewed by PKFoster, teacher-librarian

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