Monday, October 10, 2011

A book order surprise...

So, if you read the blog much, you will come to see that I am a book order junkie!  I think I get more excited when the book orders get sent home than my kids do, and I definitely want to get more books than they do. 

Anyway, as I've said before-- these things can be tricky!  Just because scholastic is selling it, doesn't mean you'll love it.  They sold me this which I hated, but also this, which I love.  The even sold me the book I am about to review and it is super!  (I say great all the time, wanted to switch it up).
 
The Stray Dog by Marc Simont

When I decided to review this book, I didn't even know that it was a Caldecott Honor Book.  But whadda know? It is!  Remember Caldecotts are awarded to books where the story can be told through the illustrations. 

The pictures in this book are simple, but they definitely show the emotions felt in the story.  I especially love when the family is missing the dog throughout the week-- captured perfectly!  It is a sweet story of friendship and rescue.

Happy Reading! Whitney

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