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Dogs Don't Wear Sneakers (edition 1996)

by Laura Numeroff, Joe Mathieu (Illustrator)

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Title:Dogs Don't Wear Sneakers
Authors:Laura Numeroff
Other authors:Joe Mathieu (Illustrator)
Info:Aladdin (1996), Paperback, 40 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:Imagination, Laura Numeroff, rhyme, pre-k, kindergarten, 1st grade, for writing assignment, animals, humor

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Dogs Don't Wear Sneakers by Laura Numeroff



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  SteppLibrary | Mar 20, 2017 |
This is a contemporary fiction book about animals doing things that people do. The book talks about how you wont find animals doing these things but that it is easy to imagine it if only you close your eyes.
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I loved this story. It would be very fun for children to read and see the silly pictures.
Classroom extension Ideas:
After reading this book to my class I could give them a short book that has words at the top of each page saying "you won't find a elephant _____" and have each student fill in the blank with a human activity that an animal could not do. and draw a picture to go with the words they have chosen. The next page may sound something like "you won't find a zebra _____ "and so on. Or I could have my students write a paper about what the world would be like if animals could do what they did.
  ToriMackey | Mar 8, 2017 |
This book is a perfect read aloud for k-2 students, because the illustrations and the words are highly entertaining. The books illustrations are very detailed and it makes the book even better. On the fourth page, their are pigs dressed up as pirates and the sign for the play says, The pigs of Penzance, and if you know the play Pirates of Penzance, then you will find the joke funny, which I did. The illustrations are also silly, for example their is a goat shaving his beard, and for k-2 students, I know they would find that picture very funny. Not only are the illustrations perfect for children, but the book has very few words and is easy to comprehend for young students. The book also rhymes which makes the book easier to follow for young students, becuase they hear a pattern in the text. The book is also an easy read aloud, because you can come up with easy questions, for example, in the book it says, "Rabbits don't sunbathe at your local beach," and you can ask the students, "Have you ever seen a rabbit sunbathing at your local beach?" This question would have the students engaged and having fun. ( )
  aedwar14 | Mar 1, 2017 |
This so far is my favorite picture book I've read. I love the writing and the language used in the book. The writing was very fun and flowed well. For example, "And pigs don't wear hats. And dresses look silly on Siamese cats." The rhyming allows the abstract idea of the sentences to flow together and somehow relate. The language was very descriptive and had a pattern. For example, "Cows don't go dancing. And Yaks never ski." There is a clear pattern of repetition of an animal that doesn't do something. My favorite part of this book is the ending, where she then relates it to dreams. Overall, this books purpose is to entertain and encourage creativity in young readers. ( )
  adietr3 | Feb 22, 2017 |
I liked this book for three reasons. First, it is a good book for beginning readers, the writing flows well, making it easy to read. The funny rhymes, such as, “Moose don’t go bowling And hens never swim And you’ll never see roosters Working out in a gym.” keep the reader engaged. Along with these funny rhymes about animals, you have great illustrations to go along with them. These illustrations are so detailed and eye-catching; they are sure to make your kids laugh. Lastly, the book ends with the author asking you to “close your eyes and draw with your mind” because everyone has dreams can be different and can look a little funny, just like some of these rhymes. ( )
  awelch12 | Feb 20, 2017 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0689808747, Paperback)

Animals would look pretty silly doing a lot of the things that people do all the time. The unlikely combinations in Laura Numeroff's cheerful rhymes and Joe Mathieu's bright, zany pictures will make you laugh out loud. What sort of crazy creatures can you dream up?

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In a child's imagination, animals do wacky things, including ducks riding bikes, yaks skiing, and fish eating bagels.

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