Ideas for books to read:
- Hello, Goodbye Dog by Maria Gianferarri, illustrated by Patrice Barton. A heartwarming story about a dog who insists on following his girl to school.
- Can I Be Your Dog? by Troy Cummings. A fun book in which a dog writers letters hoping to convince someone to adopt him.
- Bark Park! by Trudy Krisher, illustrated by Brooke Boynton-Hughes. Especially good for the younger readers, this book is full of fun doggy antics.
- A Stone for Sascha by Aaron Becker. A poignant, wordless picture book about dealing with the loss of a pet.
Ideas for things to discuss:
- What was your favorite part of the book?
- Was this story happy or sad?
- Do you like dogs? Why or why not?
- What do you think is the best thing about dogs?
- If you have a pet dog, talk about what makes your dog special.
- If you don't have a pet dog, talk about what it might be like to have one. What would you name your dog? Where would your dog sleep?
Ideas for things to do:
- If you have a dog in your family, go on a special walk or visit a dog park.
- Read to a dog! Check out our post, Ten Tips for Reading with Pets for some helpful tips.
- Make treats for your dog or a friend's dog. You can find a recipe at this post.
- Visit a dog shelter. Consider making a donation to help out.
- Make some dog-themed art, such as a drawing, painting, or a collage.
- Would you like to adopt a dog or puppy? Make a list of they types of dogs that would fit well in your family. Be sure to do some research! Here is a good place to start: 9 Great Dog Breeds for First-Time Owners.