Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Boy's Best Friend by Kate Banks and Rupert Sheldrake-OPTIONAL

Banks, Kate, and Sheldrake, Rupert, Boy’s Best Friend. Pgs. 213. Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 2016. $15.99. Language: PG (some “a” swears), Mature Content: G, Violence: G

When George meets his new neighbor, Lester, the two become friends over being dog owners. When their teacher assigns a school science project about animal behavior, George and Lester decide to conduct an experiment based on the world-famous Rupert Sheldrake's experiments about dogs. George even emails back and forth with Rupert. As the two boys come of age and their lives change, their friendship blossoms.

This book has intriguing, believable characters. The plot is engaging and genuine. A great introduction to Rupert Sheldrake and the scientific method, teachers will love this for the research benefit while readers will love the relationship between boys, friends, and their dogs. Overall, a great read for anyone who likes books about dogs, science, or friendship.

EL. MS. OPTIONAL. Reviewer: Jessica M, Library Media Specialist, Olympus Jr. High

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