Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Pick a Pup

Submitted by Ms. Tess!
Pick a Pup by Marsha Wilson Chall, with illustrations by Jed Henry, is a wonderful story about a boy's first dog. Sam is so excited. His grandma is taking him to the animal shelter to pick out a dog! Sam is very smart. He looks at many books about dogs, to try to figure out what dog would be best for him. But he can't decide! He takes a long walk through his community, meeting all his friends and neighbors' dogs. What would be best for him? A sit-in-your-lap, likes-to-take-a-nap, hardly-makes-a-peep, mostly-sound-asleep dog? Or a runs-right-up, always-wakes-you-up, dances-for-a-bone, hates-to-play-alone dog? A dog with a pedigree? Or one that's a "potluck" mix? When the time comes to take a shelter puppy home, Sam is anxious. He still hasn't decided! But then, a puppy chooses him, in a lovely, serendipitous moment! This book teaches a fabulous lesson about pet ownership: be prepared! Do your research, and if possible, adopt the breed of your choice from a shelter. See this book listed in our catalog

2 comments:

  1. I'm always a sucker for books about characters named Sam ;) This sounds like a cool one, and I've always liked Jed Henry.

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    1. We hope you enjoy the book, Sam! You should also check out "Leonardo the Terrible Monster" by Mo Willems, which also features a fun charater named Sam. And thanks for reading our blog :)

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