Thursday, January 6, 2011

Book A Day: 4

Aggie the Brave by Lori Ries, illustrated by Frank Dormer is today's selection. This is the third book in a series of easy readers about a boy named Ben and his lovable dog Aggie. I was initially drawn to the series because I know the talented illustrator, but I have to say that these books are fresh and funny and just perfect for new readers or even to be read by mom and dad or older siblings. The humorous illustrations match perfectly with the text and always manage to make us feel how much Ben and Aggie mean to each other. In this installment, Aggie has to stay overnight at the vets (and ultimately has to wear a lamp shade on his head!), but it is Ben who must also be brave without his pup. To keep Ben occupied that night, his mom offers:
"Let's make popcorn," Mommy says.
She picks a movie from the shelf.
It is a good one - but my lap is empty."
You can find this one as well as Good Dog, Aggie on the New shelf and Aggie and Ben in the easy reader section (JE-ER Ries). Ms. Eileen

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