Saturday, July 24, 2010

The Great Gracie Chase, Stop that Dog!

The Great Gracie Chase, Stop that Dog! by Cynthia Rylant is a book everyone needs to add to dog book collections. Gracie loves her quiet home with bigger dog, kitty, and fish. She loves the routine and is not too thrilled when the painters show up, they are noisy. Gracie tries to tell the painters she wants it quieter and they put her outside. Gracie decides to run away. She runs through many areas of town with the neighbors and more chasing her. She continues to run and eventually the painters join in the chase, leaving their painting to another day. Gracie is clever. Her house is empty again and she can return to rest. I love the perspective in size Mark Teague used for his illustrations on each page.

This book was suggested in More Than Guided Reading to discuss predicting.

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