Thursday, January 23, 2014

Great Stone Face "Booktalk" #10

Members of the Great Stone Face (GSF) Committee have written "booktalks" to spark interest in reading all 20 titles on this year's list of nominees.  I have been posting these booktalks (one every week) so that all 20 will be posted by the end of March--just in time for voting during National Library Week in April.  We are halfway there!
Here is "GSF Booktalk" #10:

Little Dog Lost
Marion Dane Bauer

"Once there was a small black dog named Buddy. She had brown paws and a brown mask, and a sweet ruffle of brown fur on her bum. She had ears like airplane wings that dropped just at the tips. She also had a boy. At least she had a boy until his family had to move away."
This is the story of Buddy told in immensely appealing free verse.  She needs to find a new boy. It's also the story of a boy, Mark, who wants and needs a dog but his mom doesn't want him to have one. Buddy takes herself on an adventure to find a new boy and she finds the unexpected. In the course of a crazy summer night, Mark finds an unexpected solution to his problem, too. This is a book that will have you rooting for Buddy and Mark because there's nothing like the friendship between a boy and his dog!
(Booktalk written by Sara Zoe Patterson-GSF Committee/ New Franklin School)

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