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.
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