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THE STRAY DOG. 2002 Caldecott Honor Book. (edition 2001)

by Marc. From a True Story by Reiko Sassa. SIMONT

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Title:THE STRAY DOG. 2002 Caldecott Honor Book.
Authors:Marc. From a True Story by Reiko Sassa. SIMONT
Info:Harpercollins (2001), Edition: First Edition, Hardcover
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Those with a love for family pets will enjoy this heartwarming tale of a family that is greeted by a stray dog while having a picnic in the park one afternoon. The two children are delighted with the stray dog, and decide to name him Willie, and attempt to convince their parents to let them keep the dog. The parents say now, however, and the family goes home. Throughout the week, Willie is all the entire family can think about, and on saturday, they return for another picnic. The family sees a dogcatcher chasing after Willie, and decide to claim him as their own. They do just that, and give Willie a permanent home.
Ages:3-5
Source: Pierce College Library
  caseymdaniels | May 20, 2015 |
A FAMILY WHO FOUND A DOG AND EVENTUALLY TOOK HIM HOME AND MEET NEW FRIEND FOR THE DOG AND ALSO THE FAMILY.
  alex5354 | May 20, 2015 |
this book is about a dog that got lost and was left to fend for himself. the dog learned how to be independent till one day a family came and claimed him as apart of his family.
  kesharra | May 13, 2015 |
A family goes on a picnic and a stray dog comes up to them. The kids play with the dog and name him Willy. They have to leave him behind because he might belong to someone. They go back and find Willy being chased by a dog warden. He says that Willy has no owner, but the kids quickly say that they dog is theirs. They get to take Willy home.
  Emilymassey | May 11, 2015 |
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This book is a realistic fiction picture book about a family that gets a new pet dog. They go to a park to have a picnic on a Saturday, and a small dog is there. The children play with him and name him Willy. When the family drives home and the kids ask their parents if they can keep the dog, their parents say no. The next week they go back to the park and see Willy, but this time he is running away from a dog warden who explains that the dog does not belong to anyone since he does not have a collar or leash. The family then claims Willy as their own and takes him home. Willy was finally able to call a place his home.

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I found this book to be an appropriate book for very young children. Most of the pages only contain a few sentences, which would be fairly easy for younger children to read and understand. The illustrations also helped tell the story and added more details than the text provided. This is a great book for children who have a love for animals and/or dogs. ( )
  lmr288 | Apr 4, 2015 |
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This story is retold and illustrated by Marc Simont based on a true story by Reiko Sassa. It is a Caldecott Honor book for its illustrations. The story centers around a family who see a stray dog while on their picnic. They think about him all week and go back the following week. But Willy is being chased by the dog warden.

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When a little dog appears at a family picnic, a girl and boy play with him all afternoon. They name him Willy. At day's end, they say good-bye. But the dog has won their hearts and stays on their minds. The following Saturday the family returns to the picnic grounds to look for Willy, but they are not alone-- the dogcatcher is looking for him, too!… (more)

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