Every Wednesday I join Alyson Beecher from kidlitfrenzy and other
kidlit bloggers to share wonderful nonfiction picture books.
The intention of today's blog is to give educational professionals
new nonfiction reading material and ideas to use
with students to promote a love of reading nonfiction materials.
You'll have to excuse me this week because I'm cheating just a wee bit. My book to share with you is a fiction story, but it has some great nonfiction elements to it so I'm including it here. And the library where I'm at this summer doesn't have a great selection of new non-fiction, so I'm having to stretch it a bit.
Our Very Own Dog
written by Amanda McCardie
illustrated by Salvatore Rubbino
published by Candlewick Press
The family in this story is getting a dog, But what is wonderful about the story is the dog is a rescue, it has come from an animal shelter. The author walks us through things you do for all dogs - things the dog would need, what to teach them - but also things that are important for rescue dogs, such as be patient around them, letting them come to you.
What is wonderful about this book is the information that is found on every page. In smaller print, are facts about dogs that go along with what is happening on the page. For example, on the page it talks about fitting your dog for a collar, the smaller print talks about how there should be enough space for two fingers to fit between the dog and the collar. The back matter is full of additional information and even includes an index and other books about dogs.
I was fortunate to receive a finished copy of this book from Candlewick Press. It looks like this book will be released February 2017. I'm not sure if there are any plans for it to be released sooner. Keep it on your TBR list!