by Karen Beaumont
pictures by David Catrow
If you have a dog, know a dog, or live near a dog, you and your child are sure to love this book. The text simply roles off the tongue and is certain to make you smile as you read. Children love the rhyme and rhythm and are soon chanting along with you. What the kids will like most is the fact that it has the word "poop" carefully inserted within the rhyme scheme of the text...and yes, it's appropriate when used in this context. Add to this the fact that the book also does a great job of teaching verbs (action words) and counting and you can see why it’s such a doggone great choice! Trust me, this is a giggle as you read treasure.
Read the book to your child two to three times (if not more) over the course of a week. It's okay to read the book multiple times a day... we actually encourage it! Try to keep the days as close to one another as possible to ensure the most successful outcome.
It’s not just about reading the selected book numerous times. You should try to follow-up each reading with one of the activities provided on this page and/or the additional resources files.
It’s just that simple!
Ask these questions as you read or after each reading. Some of the questions are open-ended which can lead to valuable discussions. Take the time to listen and respect your child’s point of view.
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"Children are made readers on the laps of their parents." — Emilie Buchwald