Dog Loves Books by Louise Yates
July 4, 2011 in Elementary Educators, Making Personal Connections, Personal Connections, Picture Book, Preschool to 1st grade teachers, Reading Skills, Shared Writing, Yates Louise Tags: dog stories, picture books about dogs
Happy 4th of July! Celebrate your freedom with a good book!
*Picture book for preschoolers through 2nd graders
*Dog as main character
*Rating: Any book that celebrates the wonderful world of books like Dog Loves Books is important to share with children. This is a cute book!
Short, short summary: Dog loves books. So much that he opens a bookstore. But no one comes to the store, except for tea and directions. So, he loses himself in a book. And when a customer does finally come in the store, he knows exactly the right book to recommend. Because what does he love to do more than read a book? Share one. (Kind of like what we do in the blogosphere. . .)
1. Children can draw a picture of escaping into a book like Dog does in the story. First, they should choose their favorite book and draw a scene from it. Then insert themselves into the scene. For even more fun, they can cut out a photo of themselves and glue it in the scene.
2. Take a field trip to a bookstore! Your local, independent bookstore would love to have you, and they will often plan a special reading time for a class of children.
3. Create a bulletin board display that says: Why We Love Books. On cut-out hearts, children write a sentence or two of why they love books. You can add photos of students reading or even print-outs of favorite book covers.
If you are interested in writing children’s books or stories, check out the WOW! classroom page where I am teaching two online children’s writing courses, starting at the end of July. Click here for more information.