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I loved this book. It's a short chapter book with five stories that can stand alone. The story is told by Down Girl, a dog with a large brain and an interesting canine perspective on what is important. I was laughing as I read it, and I know my students will do the same when I read it to them next year. I'm going to look for the other books in this series.
I'm currently working my way through the bag of books I picked up at the library last week after I finished cleaning my classroom. I'm thinking that Sugar and Ice by Kate Messner might be next. I'm also excited to read the picture book biography Annie and Helen by Deborah Hopkinson.