George Washington And The General's Dog (Step Into Reading)

Summary:

General George Washington finds the dog of the British general. Does he approach the dog's owner (who is the enemy) or keep the dog? George loved pets so much that this was a very hard decision. The story shows how he handled this situation and also how he became our first president.


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

In this easy reader, kids will gain confidence in their reading and learn facts about our first president that they can proudly share with those of us who don't!

Content Awareness Factors:

None.


Little Kid Reaction

I picked this book because of the reading level and because it was about an historical figure. Before we started reading, my daughter said she didn’t think she was going to like it, but once she started reading it she did not put it down until she was finished. She then said that she enjoyed it and wanted to read it again.

Big Kid Reaction

I actually learned things about George Washington that I did not know! This is a well-written and easy-to-understand book. I was very glad when she said she did like it and wants to read more books like this one.

Type of Book:
This is an easy reader that offers historical trivia for new readers.
Educational Themes:

New readers get to practice and learn history at the same time.

Reading Level:
2.5
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
7 to 9
Recommended Age To Read Together:
5 to 8
Age of child:
Read with and by a 5-year-old girl.
Purchase Recommendation:
Borrow for home use. Teachers should definitely have this in their classrooms.

Title George Washington and the General's Dog
About

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Author Frank Murphy
Publisher Random House Books for Young Readers © 2002
Illustrators Richard Walz
ISBN 0375910158
Material Hard Cover
Genres Easy Reader, Animal (Nonfiction), History - US, Biography
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