The Night I Followed the Dog
I love this story about a boy who wonders what his "uninteresting" dog does at night after he sees him getting out of a limousine in a tux. So, he decides to follow his dog the next night and what he discovers shows a side of his dog he never knew. The illustrations just make the story even more of an adventure.
So, now onto cats. Charlie Anderson is about a cat who wanders into the lives of two sisters and they love him immediately. He becomes their cat, but he mysteriously disappears into the woods each morning and is gone all day. They eventually discover that they are not the only ones who love and take care of Charlie.
This is a great story about a boy named Sam whose younger sister Louise just torments him constantly, follows him everywhere and just wants to be around him. Finally, he gets fed up with all her tagging along and wishes for aloneness. But, it's a be careful what you wish for story, cause in the end, he really does want his sister near him. It is a great connect book for kids, especially kids with a younger sibling.
Little Beauty - I love this book. It's a story of a unique friendship between a tiny kitten and a gorilla. And how, in the end, they would do anything for each other. Also, a great connect book.
Last but not least is The Stranger by Chris van Allsburg. I read it every fall to a new group of kids and every year I wait to see how they are going to interpret it cause frankly I am still trying to figure it out myself and I love to hear a 6 year old's take on it. I love the mystery of it and that it just keeps you wondering.
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Thanks Lindsey for the great sharing idea:)