Sunday, July 18, 2010

Always in Trouble

Always in Trouble. Corinne Demas. Illustrated by Noah Z. Jones. 2009. Scholastic. 40 pages.

Emma's dog, Toby, was always in trouble.
On Monday he got into the garbage.
On Tuesday he ran into the road.
On Wednesday he ate a loaf of bread that Emma's dad had just baked.
On Thursday he barked in the middle of the night.
On Friday he wet the rug.
On Saturday he chewed up all the buttons on Emma's new coat.
On Sunday he snoozed.

How patient can Emma's family be before they decide something has to be done about Toby? Emma loves Toby. And the parents love Emma. (And perhaps they even love Toby. Maybe. But they sure don't like him!) Can this dog learn how to behave? Can this dog be reformed? Read and see for yourself in Corinne Demas' Always in Trouble.

The book is funny. And cute. I really enjoyed reading this one aloud. There were so many great moments that just worked well. So I'd definitely recommend this one if you're looking for a funny read aloud to share with young dog lovers!

© Becky Laney of Young Readers

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