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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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Tags:Caldecott, picnic, pets

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The Stray Dog by Marc Simont



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Summary - I think this is an interesting book because it shows that these kids really wanted to keep this stray dog "Willy". It turned out that they weren't allowed to keep the dog and then when they saw the dogcatcher they kind of told a lie and said it was their dog so the dogcatcher wouldn't take it away. Even know they lied it shows that they had feelings and cared about this stray dog.

Personal Reaction - I think these kids have a heart and they knew that they didn't want the dog at the pound. They thought up something real fast even though they lied they did it for a good reason.

Classroom Extension ideas -
1. Draw a picture of a dog.
2. Draw a picture of a park with a dog. ( )
  JennaJ | Sep 30, 2014 |
A family goes to the park and meet a sweet dog. They leave thinking that the dog most likely belongs to someone else. The next visit to the park they see that the dog is being chased by the dog-catcher and the family takes the dog to be their new family pet.
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  Katrinaalyn | May 11, 2014 |
The Stray Dog has such a sweet, simple story, but it's Simont's beautiful illustrations that make this book so great! The pictures offer extra details to the story that aren't written into the text itself. You could read this quickly, it would be better to savor each page! :)

Writing ideas:
- What is your favorite illustration in this book? Write a more detailed account of that page.
- Do you have a story about getting a new pet? Write what you remember about that first day/week. ( )
  BrianEJanssen | Apr 27, 2014 |
I simply love this simple story of a dog who needs a home and a family who needs a dog. Set in Central Park, perhaps, Simont's sparse text speaks volumes and his expressive illustrations soar. ( )
  Mad.River.Librarian | Apr 23, 2014 |
The dog in the park becomes their pet
  LindseyGreenlaw | Mar 22, 2014 |
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It was a great day for a picnic.
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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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