Dads and Dogs
Walker Books, 2023
32pp., hbk., RRP $A24.99
For every dog there is a dad and for every dad there is a dog and together they romp through this hilarious celebration of the companionship they offer each other.
With its clear illustrations and simple text this is an excellent book for empowering young people to believe that they can not only read, but they can write.
By looking at the pictures the child can work out what is happening and predict the text. But the final page shows the child, his dad and his dog so why not ask the child to add their own picture and caption. But wait – there is a challenge. Take a closer look at the author’s caption and look for the alliteration (as well as the upper and lower case versions of each letter) and see if they can follow that same pattern making the adjectives align. An opportunity to not only write but to extend their skills and vocabulary.
My page would be easy – Snoozy dad with a sooky dog. What would yours be?