Bibliographic Information: Crummel, Susan Stevens and Janet Stevens. (1999). My Big Dog. New York: Golden Books.
Brief Annotation: This story tells the journey of a cat who loves her purr-fect home, until a puppy arrives. She tries to run away, and find a better home. She finds out in the end, that things are always better the way you originally had them.
Grade Level: K-2
Readers who will like this: Children who like stories about pets, particularly dogs and cats. Also students who think that having other belongings would be better then what they already have.
Rating/ Response: 4 – This is not your typical read. It has great humor, and adorable pictures to go along with the humor.
One question you would ask before a read aloud: Do you wish you could live somewhere else? Where and why?
Reading Strategy: Inferences
Rationale for Strategy: This book not only allows for children to laugh, and become light hearted as they see animals interacting, but this book also incorporates a deeper message. The moral of the book is to appreciate what you already have.
Posted by: Alexa Wachter