The Adventures of Taxi Dog

Bibliographic Information: Barracca, D. and S. Barracca. (1990). The Adventures of Taxi Dog. New York: Dial Books for Young Readers.

Brief Annotation: Maxi was a lonely dog, until Jim the taxi driver adopted him.  Maxi and Jim drive around New York City in Jim’s taxi exploring New York and meeting new people.

Genre: Fiction

Grade Level: K-3

Readers who will like this: Children who like dogs and people as the main characters; children who like New York City; children who like rhyming books.

Rating/Response: 4 This is a fun and quick book to read for a read aloud.  It’s fun to see where the taxi will take Jim and Maxi next!

One question you would ask before a read aloud: Have you ever driven in a taxi before?  What was it like?

Reading Strategy: Free Choice (Picture)

Rationale for Strategy: This book would make a good free choice picture book because it is a fun and quick read, with a story that most children can relate to.

Posted by: Jenna Bosch


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