My fondest memories of reading time were my Mom reading this book to me. I still have my 1969 copy, and a 30th Anniversary edition. I can't wait to share this wonderful story with my daughter. A great "message" book - just be yourself. Lovely illustrations, too.
Sweet, sweet book!
Published by Thriftbooks.com User , 17 years ago
As an elementary teacher, I'm surprised this book is not more popular today. I remember it from my childhood as being my very favorite picture book, partly because we had a dog like Fletcher. Fletcher demonstrates an intense devotion and insecurity about his mistress's love for him. He's jealous of the chickens she raises. To solve this problem, he gets his friends to build a gigantic egg around him, hoping to get her attention by resembling the eggs/chickens she dotes upon. It's a creative way to solve his problem. I plan to use the book in my classroom to illustrate point of view, problem solving, cooperation and character's feelings. (Plus I just like any story that's about a dog!)
I Love This Book!
Published by Thriftbooks.com User , 21 years ago
This was one of my favorite books as a child -- I think it gives great insight into the unique qualities that enable us to be loved by others.
Published by Thriftbooks.com User , 22 years ago
This wonderful book is a childhood favorite of mine. My copy of the book has been with me since 1969. The well-worn pages and cover are falling apart from many years of reading. I highly recommend the book for people of all ages.
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