Who doesn’t LOVE birthdays?
Especially BOOK BIRTHDAYS!
And when you add an energentic doggie, you know it’s going to be a lot of fun!
This month, I was thrilled to feature HELLO GOODBYE DOG on Perfect Picture Book Friday.
And then we all enjoyed chatting with author Maria Gianferrari on Will Write for Cookies.
But today, I’ve got something else REALLY special. for you! A Q&A with…
MOOSE, the dog in Hello Goodbye Dog!
ME: Down boy! There’s a good little dog. Moose is an interesting name for a dog. How did your owner come up with that name? Do you like it?
I love my name, since Zara gave it to me. I think it’s because I’m a big dog.
ME:You sit very quietly when people read to you. What is your favorite thing about being a reading therapy dog?
I love to listen. The stream of words relax me, like a lullaby. And I love to be with people, especially kids.
ME: What are your favorite stories?
My new favorite picture book is Dogosaurus Rex, by Anna Staniszewski.
I also love It’s Only Stanley, by Jon Agee.
Another favorite book has a reading dog like me—Bonnie. That’s Lisa Papp’s Madeline Finn and the Library Dog.
And Zara’s going to read A Dog Like Daisy, by Kristin O’Donnell Tubb, to me next!
ME: In the cafeteria, I noticed you were looking at Zara’s cookie. What are your favorite snacks?
I love dog biscuits hidden in my KONG toy and plain yogurt. Zara lets me lick the yogurt containers.
ME: I can see it must be time for your snack, Moose. I’ll let you go. But thank you so much for stopping by to visit. You are welcome back anytime!
And for my dear readers, the lovely Maria Gianferrari is giving away ANOTHER copy of HELLO GOODBYE DOG. Please leave a comment to be entered into the drawing. And if you haven’t left a review on Amazon or Goodreads, please do. Reviews are the best way we can say thank you to incredible autors who write wonderful books for children.”
Plus, don’t forget we are stop #7 on the HELLO GOODBYE DOG book blog tour…hop over and visit some of the other posts when you can.
HELLO GOODBYE DOG BLOG TOUR!
GIVEAWAYS EVERY DAY!!
*Monday, July 24th: Pragmatic Mom + THREE book giveaway!
*Two for Tuesday, July 25th: Librarian’s Quest
*Wednesday, July 26th: Homemade City
*Thursday, July 27th: Kid Lit Frenzy
*Friday, July 28th: Mrs. Knott’s Book Nook
*Monday, July 31st: Picture Books Help Kids Soar
*Tuesday, August 1st: Bildebok
*Wednesday, August 2nd: The Loud Library Lady
*Thursday, August 3rd: DEBtastic Reads!
*Friday, August 4th: Mamabelly’s Lunches with Love
*Monday, August 7th: Writing for Kids (While Raising Them)
EXTRA: August 25th: Kidlit411—Interview with Patrice Barton
Please come back TOMORROW, for ANOTHER SPECIAL BOOK BIRTHDAY POST for…
APPLESAUCE DAY by Lisa Amstutz
Happy Perfect Picture Book Friday. Actually, for me, every day is a perfect day for reading a picture book. And today we have one that will win everyone’s heart. It’s brand new…not even out yet…and I was lucky enough to get a copy of the F&G’s…but if you leave a comment on this blog post today, you might win a copy of the real thing.
But before we talk about today’s featured book, we need to announce the winner of Susanna Hill’s giveaway from last week’s Perfect Picture Book Friday post. And the winner is…
Congratulations, Sandy! I’ll send a joint email to you and Susanna so she can mail your prize to you.
And now it’s time for today’s Perfect Picture Book Friday pick.
HELLO GOODBYE DOG
Written by: Maria Gianferrari
Illustrated by: Patrice Barton
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press (July 2017)
Ages: Preschool – Grade 3
For Zara’s dog, Moose, nothing is more important than being with his favorite girl. So when Zara has to go to school, WHOOSH, Moose escapes and rushes to her side.
Unfortunately, dogs aren’t allowed at school and Moose has to go back home.
But Moose can’t be held back for long. Through a series of escalating escapes, this loyal dog always finds her way back to Zara, and with a little bit of training and one great idea, the two friends find a way to be together all day long.
Why I like this book:
- Great text and page turns
- Wonderful illustrations
- Full of humor and heart
- Perfect launch pad for discussions about relationships, friendships, and how animals help us
PAPER BAG PUPPET – DOG
Photo courtesy: http://www.dltk-kids.com
Just give me a group of young children, a stack of paper bags, and some scissors, glue, markers and construction paper – we’ll be happy for hours.
And to make this adorable dog puppet, that’s all you’ll need.
For detailed instructions, go here: http://www.dltk-kids.com/animals/pets-dogs.htm
Check out your local library…ours has a therapy dog that comes once a week to listen to the children read.
Please don’t forget to leave a comment to be entered in the giveaway for a copy of HELLO GOODBYE DOG. And there is more picture book awesomeness afoot!
Tomorrow’s Will Write for Cookies post has a special giveaway…a Picture Book Manuscript CRITIQUE from author Maria Gianferrari. DON’T MISS IT!
I hope you all have a wonderful and safe weekend!