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Don't Swap Your Sweater for a Dog by Katherine Applegate
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May 27, 09

bookshelves: ez-chapter, dormant-reader, read-aloud-books
Read in May, 2009

This is a great series. Kids can relate to the characters, and parents can see themselves in their "younger days." Riley wears his emotions on his sleeve, so you feel for him when he realizes that he might have made a mistake trading away Grandma's sweater (even though he didn't like it). I also like that there are still consequences for his choices. The story has plenty of laughs and is a story all ages can enjoy. This is an excellent choice for reluctant and transitional readers, as the sentences are short, the chapters just a few pages, and there is lots of action.


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