Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Help Me, Mr. Mutt!

Picture Book Month
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Day 21 theme: DOGS

Help Me, Mr. Mutt!

A humorous picture book from an interesting perspective. Dogs write to Mr. Mutt hoping for some sage advice on how to handle their people problems. Mr. Mutt thoughtfully answers each letter despite the involvement of an obnoxious cat. This 2009-2012 Texas Bluebonnet Award winner is a wonderful read aloud picture book that is the cat's meow. I mean, a real treat for all dog lovers everywhere.

Help Me, Mr. Mutt!
Expert Answers For Dogs with People Problems

(description from Harper Collins)
Responding to disgruntled dogs nationwide, Mr. Mutt, Canine Counselor, has solutions to the most sticky dilemmas. But Mr. Mutt has his own problem to solve: the cat (aka The Queen), who has her own idea of who’s in charge. Now Mr. Mutt is the one who needs help—quick!
Through letters and newspaper clippings—and with plenty of their trademark humor—Janet Stevens and Susan Stevens Crummel give voice to despairing dogs everywhere.

Help Me, Mr. Mutt! Teaching Resources

Visit the author/illustrator dynamic sister duo:

The Monarch Awards discussion guide

Letter Writing Unit at Erica Bohrer's Frist Grade Blog

Dog jokes, games, and activities for kids 

Out and About With Your Dog

Hello Kids dog jokes

Rusty's Ridiculous Riddles and Jokes About Dogs

Fun little game: Can You Make Pavlov's dog drool on demand?

Help Me, Mr. Mutt Discussion Guide by Harcourt Books

Help Me, Mr. Mutt! Discussion Guide

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