Tuesday, April 7, 2009

TUESDAY'S TEACHER TALES FOR TOTS by Professor Bingo

OH, BOY! A DOG BOOK REVIEW!
DOES THIS MEAN
BINGO'S BOOK BUDDY PALS
ARE COMING?
YES, IT DOES!


Ms. M, Bingo's Book Buddy,
hosted her BFFs by the fire!


Just yesterday, a couple of Bingo's Book Buddy's BFFs (Bingo Furry Friends) came over to join her in reading some ruff, I mean, rough and tough tails, er, that's tales! They had some Woofles for snacks and after they listened to this week's TALES FOR TOTS read by Professor Bingo! A FUN TIME WAS HAD BY ALL! Here is who came by for a while!

Beemer,Ms. M's dachshund friend, was into his book on things to know about other wiener dogs. Beemer is about Ms. M's size but they are just friends! In fact, Beemer is very talented with the clippers and a brush and likes to do some grooming for Ms. M when he comes over. What a great friend to have!


Reo, who is really Ms. M's Newfie puppy cousin, likes to read those scary dog books sometimes. She also is a REALLY big puppy already! Too bad she has to wear those glasses but at least it is just for reading!



Unfortunately, the Puppy Play had to stop a little early because sure enough, as soon as Reo, Beemer, and Ms. M went outside to play those pesky Puppyrazzi were back with their cameras looking for some good photos for that rag they write for, PUPPY PRATTLE!....and now for the REVIEW:


THE DOG DAYS OF CHARLOTTE HAYES

by Marlane Kennedy


Ages: 9-12


Twelve year old Charlotte Hayes is a nice kid but not a dog person. Charlotte’s dad brings home an adorable Saint Bernard puppy and she is not happy about it. She is the one who is supposed to help care for it and she could care less about it. However, as time goes on, Charlotte finds that she is the ONLY one to take care of this pup. Mom is too tired from taking care of and chasing after her little baby brother, while her older sister cares for only one thing—herself!...well, and boys! Charlotte’s father really does intend to help care for this puppy but he is always off to do something else and forgets about his commitment. So what is Charlotte to do? The puppy is named Beauregard and Charlotte knows that he needs a better home. He needs a place where there will be someone around to love him, play with him, and care for him. She realizes he is a pretty nice dog and it isn’t fair to chain him in the back yard and with his too small dog house.



Charlotte comes up with an idea of what she can to help and it isn’t that hard but she will need her friends to help her. While making these plans and working toward a better life for Beauregard, Charlotte finds out something about herself. Surely, by know you know what that is. Charlotte might just like this puppy dog after all. Her compassion and friendships are admirable and good role models for young children to read about. Every age group will enjoy reading or hearing this story. Even adults, especially dog lovers will enjoy reading about the growing relationship between Charlotte and this gentle giant. Fans will shout when Charlotte comes to Beauregard’s aide and helps him to have a happy life while in turn, improving the lives of those around her. Kennedy has herself a winner in this story. A puppy and a little girl’s love aren’t hard to care about.

Submitted to Curled Up with a Good Kid's Book (www.curledupkids.com) by K. H., March, 2009



5 comments:

rhapsodyinbooks said...

I liked this book too. LOVE Boomer! Thanks for the pictures of the reading group!

NotNessie said...

This sounds really entertaining. I'll have to pick it up for my daughter the animal person when she's a bit older.

Wrighty said...

I read this book too and I thought it was adorable! I loved how kind she was to the dog even though she wasn't a dog person. I'm giving my copy to my little nephews.

The doggies look like they had a great time!

Ladytink_534 said...

Aw cute pics! Love the idea of putting animals with books about animals. Really need to see a St. Bernard "reading" Cujo!

Kaye said...

This is a great book! I gave it to a friend's granddaughter who just turned 8 and she loved it! Good one, Bingo, on the Puppy Pupperazzi. I laughed out loud. Too clever.

Have a peaceful Easter.

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