Friday, October 9, 2009

Because of Winn-Dixie

Because of Winn-Dixie

by Kate DiCammilo (2001)

Newbery Honor Book

A dog that smiles and is afraid of thunderstorms.  A mother that runs off and a father that preaches.  Quirky townsfolk that help a girl cope. Great book.

I think this book would be useful in helping students start writing, using pets/animals that communicate with children.

1 comment:

Peaceful Reader said...

This is one of my favorite elementary fiction books. It just tells such a good story is an easy read-aloud and the movie was pretty good as well!