Saturday, November 29, 2008
Roscoe Riley Rules #3: Don't Swap Your Sweater for a Dog by Katherine Applegate, illustrated by Brian Biggs
What has Roscoe done to put him in time-out this time?
It all started with a trophy. Not his trophy, but his sister's trophy that she got in preschool. Roscoe had never won a trophy and wanted one very badly. When he meets his new neighbor Martin and dog Edward who can read from a book, Roscoe knows that he could win a trophy at the upcoming dog talent show.
First, he tries to teach his dog Goofy to read. But when that doesn't work out so well, he makes a deal with Martin: he will trade the sweater his grandmother made him for the opportunity to borrow Edward and perform the trick at the dog show.
But what Roscoe doesn't expect is how the whole experiences makes him feel like he is neglecting his own great dog.
What I Thought:
Another great book in the Roscoe series. This book reminds us to appreciate what we have, even if sometimes it may not seem as special as what someone else has. Roscoe is just a delightful character! I am looking forward to reading the fourth installment in this series, Roscoe Riley Rules #4: Never Swim in Applesauce.
Want to see more? Check it out on Amazon: Roscoe Riley Rules #3: Don't Swap Your Sweater for a Dog by Katherine Applegate, illustrated by Brian Biggs.