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The Brave Little Tailor (Wishbone, The Early Years, #4)

by Vivian Sathre

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Summary: Wishbone the dog imagines himself as the Brave Little Tailor fighting off giants as he watches his owner Joe compete in basketball against some really tall boys. As the game progresses so does Wishbone's imaginary story of him as the tailor, he tends to experience things with the giants that Joe does with the tall guys, but in a very different context.
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Genre: This is a good example of a fantasy book because the Wishbone has a very active imagination. The story is written from his perspective as if though he is a human and it is often easy to forget that he is only a dog. Also, the story that Wishbone imagines is something that a dog would never experience but the author still makes it fun and believable. She enters us into a world that we are not familiar with.
Setting: The setting of this book is very interesting because there are two very distinct settings occurring. One of them is on the basketball court with Joe and the other is in Wishbone's fairy tale world. Within this book there are two very separate stories occurring but they tie into each other.
Media: Ink Pen
  mlucas09 | Nov 15, 2011 |
This early chapter book is partly based on a fairytale, and is a decent book for young children to read before reading bigger chapter books. The story about his owner, Joe, is told by Wishbone, and he is also the main character in the story he tells about the tailor. The voice is 1st person and 3rd person. Wishbone narrates as 1st person, although he switches at least once to Joe thinking as if 1st person. Overall, it's unique how the dog is the narrator and main character in his story. Media: Ink and Watercolor
  jgabica | Mar 4, 2009 |
Genre: Fantasy/fairtale
Age Appropriateness: intermediate
characterization, Plot, theme, setting:
Media: watercolor and pencil
Review: This book is a good example of fantasy because Wishbone the main charater takes on all kinds of human characteristics he talks and is a tailor. This book is kind of two stories in one. There is one story going on with Wishbones friend Joe and a basketball game that is taking place at the park. The other story is about Wishbone on an adventure in a kingdom and he is fighting off birds and giants and the kings men. He has stitched into his jacket a phrase that is ment to intimidate all he comes into conflict with. ( )
  smcgann | Nov 3, 2008 |
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Watching his best friend face off against much bigger kids on the basketball court reminds Wishbone of the classic fairy tale, The Brave Little Tailor. Wishbone imagines himself as the clever young tailor who must defeat some powerful giants running wild through the kingdom where he lives.… (more)

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