These two great books!
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Some of you will remember that I've recommended Tad Hills' "Rocket" stories before, but with the start of school right around the corner for many of us, I wanted to remind everyone about these fabulous books. They are perfect for the beginning of the year! And what kid doesn't like puppies?
Even before the first "Rocket" story was published, we were mixing puppies and reading here at my house.
|That's my daughter (in 2008) reading to Butterball and Samson, our brand new Labrador puppies!|
Two high-energy puppies, a hammock and one 8-year old girl made for a fun photo shoot!
When Samson and Butterball were about 6 months old, we took them to our church for Animal Blessing Day. And believe me, they needed all the blessings they could get because, let's just say they were not always on their best behavior!
2 dogs + holidays = FUN!
But out of all the "kids with dogs" pictures, these two are my favorites:
|Now that's some serious Puppy Love!|
It's obvious that kids and puppies are a good mix. Look what happens when you share "How Rocket Learned to Read" and then introduce your class to a basket of puppies (the stuffed animal kind):
Choosing a name collar for puppy
"Teaching" puppy to read important words
All ready for a Puppy Reading Parade!
See all the cool stuff that can happen when you add puppies to your classroom? Go out and buy "How Rocket Learned to Read" and "Rocket Writes a Story" by Tad Hills and then head over to my TpT store and pick up both "Puppy Palooza" units for a whole lot of fun, educational activities to go along with the books. The units are only $4.00 each, but TpT is having a gigantic sale August 12-13, so you can get them (and everything else in my store) for nearly 30% off!
While you're there, take a look at a few other "puppy" items in my store you might be interested in as well:
|Puppy Palooza Transportation Bracelets $2.50|
|Puppy Palooza Student Desk Tags (5 different designs) FREE!|
Here's hoping that you find enough goodies in TpT's Back to School Sale to say "Bow WOW"!