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Dog Loves Books by Louise Yates
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Mar 11, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: dog, reading, love-of-reading, bookstore, imagination, pronouns

This is a wonderful beginning book for new readers. We follow a friendly dog who loves books so much, he decided to open his own bookstore. While waiting for customers (who actually want to buy books), he reads. And reads, and reads, and reads. Until that beautiful day that a young girl comes into the store, and with all of Dog's knowledge on books, know the perfect one to recommend. This short story shows kids what reading can do for them, and that it can take them to far away lands with aliens and dinosaurs. This is a story that hopefully gets a love for reading planted early in a child.

Sidenote: This story does a great job of giving examples on how to you pronouns. On several pages is will say, "Dog loves..." and then on the next page switch to "He...". I used this in a lesson, and my children quickly picked up on how the author used he instead of repeating Dog constantly, and it was a great way to introduce the use of pronouns.
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