Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Dog Days of School
First sentence: Charlie did not like going to school.
Premise/plot: Charlie is a boy who does NOT like going to school. One night Charlie makes a wish--he wishes he was a dog. The next morning, Charlie IS the dog. He's switched places with his dog, Norman. Norman now goes to school, and Charlie stays at home. But is a dog's life all he imagined it to be? Will he ever wish to be himself again?
My thoughts: I liked this one. I did. It's meant to be a comical read-aloud. I think one 'shocking' moment is when Charlie drinks from the toilet. Readers see Norman at school trying to be a normal boy, and, readers also see Charlie trying to be a normal dog. I'm not sure what 'lesson' Norman learns, but, Charlie he definitely learns to be careful what he wishes for!
Text: 4 out of 5
Illustrations: 4 out of 5
Total: 8 out of 10
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