My Big Dog


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.

Genre: Fiction

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


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