I read this book before reading it to my students. I loved the story and the perspective, but I wasn't crazy about the ending. The kids seemed to enjoI read this book before reading it to my students. I loved the story and the perspective, but I wasn't crazy about the ending. The kids seemed to enjoy it for the most part. Especially the girls. ...more

I just finished reading this book to my 3/4th grade class, and they absolutely loved it. I don't have the time to dedicate to reading the rest of theI just finished reading this book to my 3/4th grade class, and they absolutely loved it. I don't have the time to dedicate to reading the rest of the series, but hopefully they are motivated enough to read them on their own now. I'm always looking for books that grab a hold of them and leave them wanting for more! ...more

This was one of my favorite books as a kid. I'm glad the movie didn't come out until I was an adult, because the book offered longer lasting memoriesThis was one of my favorite books as a kid. I'm glad the movie didn't come out until I was an adult, because the book offered longer lasting memories (in my opinion). ...more

I read this to my class the first week of school and they absolutely loved it! It's a great read at the beginning of the year. It offers laughs and soI read this to my class the first week of school and they absolutely loved it! It's a great read at the beginning of the year. It offers laughs and some good lessons too. I'll read it at the beginning of each year I teach fourth grade. Many of my students have re-read it on their own too. ...more

I read this over the summer before adding it to my classroom bookshelf. It was cute, but not my favorite. The students seem to prefer "Runt" to this oI read this over the summer before adding it to my classroom bookshelf. It was cute, but not my favorite. The students seem to prefer "Runt" to this one. ...more

I read this book to my students. Many of them were excited about the movie. I tried to convince them that the movie we create in our heads when we reaI read this book to my students. Many of them were excited about the movie. I tried to convince them that the movie we create in our heads when we read is better than the one we see when someone else creates it. They loved it!...more

I really enjoyed this one. I *kissed* it (read a bit of it) for my class and they were arguing over who should get to read it first. We drew a name ouI really enjoyed this one. I *kissed* it (read a bit of it) for my class and they were arguing over who should get to read it first. We drew a name out of a hat (o.k. it was really a pencil canister) and asked the media at school to order a copy.

There is one word in the book that may be ruled as inappropriate for some elementary school media centers - but it's handled well int he story and only used twice. ...more

I read this book before adding it to the non-fiction shelf in my classroom. I think the kids will find places they want to visit as well as places theI read this book before adding it to the non-fiction shelf in my classroom. I think the kids will find places they want to visit as well as places they've already heard a lot about. It has great photos and stats. It features kid wonders, natural wonders, ancient wonders, and the new 7 wonders of the world. Lot's of great information! ...more

This was one of my favorites as a child. My Mom would read it to my brother and I before we went to bed. I think she read it at least 100 times. My brThis was one of my favorites as a child. My Mom would read it to my brother and I before we went to bed. I think she read it at least 100 times. My brother always requested this one! Love it! ...more

This was another one of my favorites as a child! I loved, loved, loved this book. I know I read it over and over again. I think I may still have a copThis was another one of my favorites as a child! I loved, loved, loved this book. I know I read it over and over again. I think I may still have a copy of it somewhere. ...more

I bought this book because it was in the children's section at the book store and I thought my class (particularly my male students) would get a kickI bought this book because it was in the children's section at the book store and I thought my class (particularly my male students) would get a kick out of it. When I brought it home and gave it a good read I realized that there is some inappropriate stuff for a third grade classroom. I read some facts to the class aloud one day to motivate a lesson, but this book was never aloud in their hands and now rests peacefully on my bookshelf at home. It is gross and has some interesting facts, but not for the younger kids. ...more

I still have my copy of this book from 1988. My Mom dated the inside. It was one of my favorites to read as a child. I plan on reading it to my futureI still have my copy of this book from 1988. My Mom dated the inside. It was one of my favorites to read as a child. I plan on reading it to my future children one day. ...more

I'm on the Literacy Committee at work and we're using this book for our "one book, one community" project next year. It's a fantastic little book withI'm on the Literacy Committee at work and we're using this book for our "one book, one community" project next year. It's a fantastic little book with heartfelt stories about dogs. It's set up so that each dog's heroic tale is up for the Dog Hero award. It's going to be so much fun to read this with my class and see which dog the students choose! ...more