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Picture Book Review – Dogs Don’t Go to School

Book Reviews, Homeschooling Resources, Parenting, Teacher/Parent Resources | 1 comment

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December 8, 2016

I had such fun with my prior picture book review featuring children’s book author Susan Ross that I was thrilled when she asked me to review her newest story, Dogs Don’t Go to School. Susan lives in Ontario, Canada, and has published 5 children’s picture books. Please check out my review of two of her books, The Great Bellybutton Cover-up and Say Please to the Honeybees, which my daughter and I loved.

Here is my picture book review of her latest story, Dogs Don’t Go to School:

 

Picture Book Review

Gillie is a little worried about her first day at kindergarten. Grandma’s solution is to send Abby, her little dog, to school too. After all, Gillie and Abby are both five. Chaos follows Abby as she inadvertently disrupts one activity after another. Children will love reading about Abby’s hilarious antics. Handpaint art instructions included.  Ages 3 – 8 (Grades Kindergarten – 3)

When I did my previous picture book review, my daughter was 6 and in first grade (so a perfect age for the stories). My daughter is now 12 and in 6th grade, and I am lucky to get her to stop and say hello these days (between travel soccer and her social life I am now second fiddle 🙁 ). Therefore, this book was all for me!

As an elementary teacher and aunt to many, I can honestly say that I adored this story! It is absolutely perfect for any child entering kindergarten (or even preschool) who might be anxious about the transition. It is adorable, and young children can easily relate to not only the details about kindergarten itself, but to the feelings the main character has about starting something new. Even better, the repetitive nature allows emerging readers to follow along with the story and even practice reading solo! I found myself laughing out loud and cheering on Abby throughout the story. 

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Finally, one of my favorite things about this book is the fabulous set of directions to make handprint art at the end of the book. The step-by-step instructions are clear and easy to follow. I love that the author included several photos of actual artwork examples. This is my favorite:

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This would be a perfect rainy (or snowy) day activity when you are stuck indoors. 

My book review of Dogs Don’t Go to School is FIVE STARS

Book review 5 Stars

Purchase Dogs Don’t Go to School here!

Thanks so much to Susan Ross for sending me this fabulous book! I highly recommend everyone checking this and her other books out! They would make perfect holiday gifts! You can find more information on Ms. Ross and her books here.

Happy Reading!

 

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Conclusion

Thanksgiving is a special time of the year when families come together to express gratitude and celebrate the blessings in their lives. It’s also a wonderful opportunity to engage children in fun and educational activities that will not only keep them entertained but also teach them important lessons about the holiday. In this ultimate guide to Thanksgiving activities for kids, we have explored various ways to make this Thanksgiving season memorable for students and children.

We began by highlighting the importance of Thanksgiving activities for kids. These activities offer a chance for children to learn about the history and significance of Thanksgiving, as well as develop important skills such as creativity, critical thinking, and teamwork. With a wide range of crafts, games, and educational resources, you can keep your children engaged and entertained throughout the holiday season.

We then delved into the fun and educational Thanksgiving crafts for kids. From creating handmade Thanksgiving cards to making adorable turkey decorations, these crafts not only provide an opportunity for kids to showcase their creativity but also serve as a wonderful way to bond with classmates and family members. The festive Thanksgiving games for kids were another highlight, offering exciting ways to keep children active and entertained during this festive time.

Additionally, we explored educational Thanksgiving activities for kids, which included lessons and digital teaching resources. These resources are designed to enrich children’s understanding of Thanksgiving by incorporating educational elements into their activities. We also provided Thanksgiving teaching ideas, such as printables and storytelling recommendations, to help you create a dynamic and engaging learning environment for your students and children.

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As you can see, there are countless ways to make Thanksgiving a memorable and educational experience for children. Check out the various lessons and Thanksgiving activities for kids now, and create lasting memories this Thanksgiving season!

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1 Comment

  1. Agnes Bleiwas

    I loved the book too!

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