The Stray Dog (Marc Simont)

By , April 7, 2007 11:07 am

As an animal lover and a “sucker” for taking in strays and rejects (how do you think we ended up with eight cats?), I think this is a wonderful story! My kids and I really enjoy reading this over and over again.

This Caldecott Honor Winner is a true story of how a family discovers a stray dog while on a picnic and how that dirty little dog becomes part of their life.

The text is quite simple and minimal. The illustrations are wonderfully sweet and funny yet very effectively convey the emotions of the family members, and even the dog.

I guarantee that you and your kids will love this one, especially if animals are a big part of your life.

Awards: Caldecott Honor Book.

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