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Nov 17 2015

Sad, the dog by Sandy Fussell

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Walker Books, 2015. ISBN 9781921529641
(Age: All) Highly recommended. Sad, the dog is a gorgeous picture book about a small dog who calls himself Sad. His life is not a happy one as he is an unwanted dog, living in a home where he can't act like a dog. Why do these people keep him? Why don't they treat Sad with love? One day, Sad finds he is all alone. He has been left behind. A new family moves in Sad's house. Can they show him how a family can love a dog?
Sad, the dog is a wonderful story to share with children and reinforce the responsibilities of being a pet owner. It will be a great book to read with your children as well as a good book for the classroom. Sad, the dog can be used to introduce explanation or procedure writing, can support narrative writing and can help children develop arguments for and against good pet care.
The text is easy to read and is highly recommended for all readers.
Kylie Kempster

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