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Title:  This book just ate my dog!

Author: Richard Byrne

Illustrator: Richard Byrne

Byrne, R. (2014). This book just ate my dog! United Kingdom: Oxford University Press.

ISBN: 978-1627790710

KY Bluegrass Award -- 2016

Audience: PreK-K 

Reading Level: Ages 4-6

Genre: Fiction / Picture Book

Summary:  When Bella looses her dog in the gutter of the book, she seeks help from those around her. Unfortunately, things take a turn for the worse. Bella calls for additional help from someone important. Will things ever be the same for Bella or will things be different forever? 

Likes: I really liked the interaction between the character in the story and the readers. The author does a nice job making you wonder what is happening to everything in the book and keeping you engaged. There is that element of surprise to the reader. 

Dislikes:  The book was well written, but I did not like how things changed at the end of the story. I think for a young child, this might be a little confusing and may sadden some children. 

Curriculum Connection:

K.RL.2: With prompting and support, retell familiar stories, including key details.

K.RL.3: With prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and major events in a story.

K.RL.6: With prompting and support, name the author and illustrator of a story and define the role of each in telling the story.

K.RF.5: Identify the front cover, back cover, and title page of a book.​

Promoting Literacy Development: