Monday, May 30, 2016

The Great Bone Game by Lisze Bechtold - ADVISABLE

Bechtold, Lisze Buster the Very Shy Dog in the Great Bone Game, 32 pgs. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013/2016 reissue. $12.99. Content: G.  

Phoebe has a large collection of bones.  When another dog, a puppy named Buster comes to live at Roger’s house, Phoebe “teaches” Buster how to train his bones to stay (and takes some for herself).  When Buster grows up, Phoebe uses Buster to distract the dog next door so she can try to steal the biggest bone of all.  

A level 3 reader, this fully illustrated, 2 chapter story is a great lesson in inference.  The illustrations are adorable and help the reader just enough.  

EL  (K-3) ADVISABLE  Lisa Librarian

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