Wednesday, November 14, 2012

DOG IN BOOTS by Greg Gormley, illustrated by Roberta Angaramo

Lexile     AD680          Pages     32          Ages 3 - 6
 AR Quiz No. 143289 EN Fiction
  IL: LG - BL: 3.4 - AR Pts: 0.5
  AR Quiz Types: RP

After reading Puss in Boots, Dog decides he needs a pair of fancy boots too so he goes to the shoe store and buys himself some. However, when he gets home and tries to dig up his bone he discovers that boots aren't so good for digging.  He takes them back and exchanges them for rain boots, but those are no good for swimming.  Back he goes to the store and this time he comes home with flippers, which are great for swimming but are of absolutely no use for scratching.  Finally after several exchanges, Dog asks the clerk for something that is good for ALL the things he likes to do.  The clerk replies, "I don't have anything like that, but you do - they're called PAWS!"  Dog is so happy he runs home and does all his favorite things - digging, running, swimming, scratching.  Blissfully worn out, he goes inside to rest and read another book, this one about a girl with a beautiful red cape.  "Hmmmmm . . . ." dog thinks . . . .

Children will love all of the funny shoes Dog wears while learning that sometimes, even though something looks better, what you already have is the best.

With words like splendid, magnificent, awful, and perfect, Dog in Boots will help your child expand their use of descriptive words, and the story lends itself to expansion, letting children use their imaginations to come up with other types of shoes Dog could try and why they would or wouldn't be good choices.

I enjoyed Dog in Boots and think you and your little ones will too!

Happy Reading,
Miss Laurie

Dog in Boots can be checked out at any Lake County Public Library, or click here  and with your library card number and PIN you can place a hold for easy pickup at your favorite branch.

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