Tuesday, July 15, 2014

No Dogs Allowed Is a Wonderful Early Chapter Book

Yes, I continue the search for great early chapter books that get kids engaged in loving to read.  It is a pivotal time and the right book can make all the difference.  This week I have an offering from the author of the Magic School Bus series.  Any writer that can make science fun for kids has some serious talent in my book.

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Title:       Ready, Set, Dogs!

Authors: Stephanie Calmenson & Joanna Cole

Target:    Grades 1-4

Series:    Yes

What this book is about: 
Best friends Kate and Lucie love dogs, but because they live in a “no dogs” apartment complex, they cannot have pets of their own.  When they find pink dog bone necklaces at the thrift shop, they quickly discover that with a high five and a “woof” they can turn themselves into adorable pooches.  The girls have fun and adventures as they move in and out of the canine world.

Why I love this book:  
This story was fast paced and funny.  While early chapter books rarely make me laugh, this one actually got quite a few chuckles out of me.  The writing is good and the illustrations by Heather Ross are a great complement to the story.  I can definitely see kids enjoying these books.

Who this book is for: 
Great for kids who like dogs and funny books.  I was reminded a bit of The Critter Club.

Final thoughts: 
Joanna Cole is actually the author of the Magic School Bus series and her experience as a writer for young readers definitely elevates this story.

To purchase this book:
Click on the following link to connect to Amazon: No Dogs Allowed (Ready, Set, Dogs!)  A portion of each purchase goes back to support this blog at no cost to you.  Thank you for your support.

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