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Love That Puppy!: The Story of a Boy Who…

Love That Puppy!: The Story of a Boy Who Wanted to be a Dog

by Jeff Jarka

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A very cute book about a young boy called Peter that decided to become a dog. He is very good at it even though it causes him some problems. One day his parents ask him to stop being a dog. He does...until one day...
Kids will love this book because of Peter's creativity and imagination. He tries to be a normal kid, but can he stay that way??? ( )
  kikione | May 10, 2010 |
Age Appropriateness: Primary
Genre: Realistic Fiction
Review: This is a good example of realistic fiction, because when kids are little they like to play pretend; like the little boy that pretended to be a dog and a cat. In real life many younger kids pretend to be animals and superheroes.
Comments: -Compare the way Peter acted as a boy and a dog
-Have students make up a story of Peter as a cat
Character Development: Peter, who is the boy dressed as a dog, is the main character or the protagonist in the story. This is because the book is about him pretending to be a dog and the situations he runs into. His parents are the antagonists because they do not him to act like a dog anymore; so they are going against him in the story.
Media: the art was done on adobe photoshop
  brookebrush | Mar 12, 2010 |
Review: This book is a good example of realistic fiction because it deals with experiences that are easy to relate to and compare to your own life. When his parents want him to change back into a human boy, Peter the dog comes up with a novel solution.
Characterization: Peter is a good example of a main character because he is focused on within the story and we know a lot about him by the end of the story.
Age appropriateness: Primary, Intermediate
  EmilyWilhite | Mar 10, 2010 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0805087419, Hardcover)

Peter is an ordinary boy . . . at first. Then one day he decides to become a dog. He loves to play fetch. He can bark like no one’s business. And just look at him chase that mailman!

But while Peter is good at being a dog, he is not always a good dog. What’s a puppy to do when his mother and father want their human son back? Luckily, Peter comes up with a solution that should make everyone happy.

Jeff Jarka’s debut is part picture book, part comic book, and completely charming.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:07:04 -0400)

When his parents want him to change back into a human boy, Peter the dog comes up with a novel solution.

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