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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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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 |
The Stray Dog is about a little girl and boy find and play with a stray dog all day at the park, when it is time to go they still think about the dog, Willy. When they return the next weekend to find it, they are not alone on the hunt for Willy as a dog catcher is trying to get it. But they end up taking him home with them.

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  Alexandria1013 | May 24, 2016 |
"The Stray Dog" by Marc Simont is the story of how a dog finds a home after being spotted in the park by a family having a picnic. The dog, which the children name Willy, finds his way into the family's heart quickly and even though they didn't take him home, they spend all week thinking about him. When they decide to return to park to find him, the family finds Willy in quite the situation, for he is being chased by animal control. Thanks to some quick thinking from the children and a make-shift leash, the family takes Willy home to be their pet. What seems to be painted illustrations are the perfect companion to this story. They are both expressive and telling. The combination of this heart-warming story and these illustrations is really something to be admired. ( )
  tmoore3 | Feb 4, 2016 |
38 months - Awe... Yay for Willy, yay for the family! We liked this one. ( )
  maddiemoof | Oct 20, 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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