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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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This is a great children's book. It is great for beginning readers because the words are not hard and it has very short sentences. I think that it is also a great sentimental book about rescuing a dog, which children love to read about. ( )
  haleyr03 | Sep 25, 2016 |
The story follows a family on a Punic as they run into a stray dog. The children fall in love with the dog they have named Willy, but their parents will not let them take the dog home. After they leave the park, the family thinks of Willy and returns that weekend to find him. They save Willy from the dog catcher and bring him home to live with them. Themes for this book are family, dog, love, and hope. I feel that this book can connect with students on a real life level. The illustrations fit the book perfectly and kept the story alive on the pages of the book. Simple writing makes it easier for all ages to understand what the story is about. On page 9, I would ask the students how they think Willy is feeling as the family drives away, and what clues give them that idea. On pages 12-13, I would ask the children to explain how the family is feeling about leaving Willy behind. On page 14, I would ask the students why the family has put out food on the ground. I think this story would be a good lesson to talk about plot.
  LaurenBrow | Sep 6, 2016 |
The Stray Dog is a heartwarming book about a stray dog who finds a home. This book can be used as a creative writing lesson for students. They can write about what they would do it they found a stray dog at the park.
  AngelaCarchi | Aug 31, 2016 |
The Stray Dog is based on a true story by Reiko Sassa. It is about a family that spots a “scruffy little dog” while picnicking. The children spend the day playing with him and name him Willy. At the end of the day, the children want to take Willy home, but dad says, “No.” That next weekend, the family sees Willy again in the same location. They happily take him home and make him a part of the family.
Simont tells a simple story of children falling in love with a stray dog in this picture book. The illustrations are lovely and add to the written words. ( )
  southpaw27 | Jul 6, 2016 |
Love the layout of the pages, how the text and picture fit to make 1 1=3, so to speak. Especially effective is when the family is returning from the first picnic over the bridge, and when they're thinking about the dog all week long. I also liked how simple and concise this is, skipping all unnecessary text when pictures can tell the story just as well.

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  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Jun 6, 2016 |
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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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