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Once I Ate a Pie by Patricia MacLachlan
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Nov 16, 2009

it was amazing
bookshelves: poetry

This book was my personal favorite, filled with poems told by dogs! Each page is dedicated to one dog that is given a name and tells a story about his or her life and past. It is funny to read about a dogs view on their surroundings, life, and owners. I think that kids of any age would really find this type of poetry humorous and entertaining.The illustrations take up two pages and help illustrate each dog's personality. Wupsi, a hyper dog is shown jumping across the page upside down. The text also helps express the personality of each dog. Words are highlights, enlarged, and creatively places to emphasize different parts of each poem. It is a wonderful book that teachers should share for pure enjoyment!

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message 1: by (NS) Lisa (new)

(NS) Lisa Hi Kelley,
This sounds like a wonderful book to share with students, just looking at the cover makes you want to read it, the puppy is so cute. I know that I do not share enough poetry with my kindergarten students. They love to hear stories about dogs, so I am sure that they would love to share this collection of poems.

message 2: by Ruth (last edited Nov 23, 2009 09:47PM) (new)

Ruth This books is particularly appealing to first and second grade children. The pictures work perfectly with the poems in a way that is appealing for young children.

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