Dogku

Dogku A homeless dog picks the right door and finds a loving family who takes him in

  • Title: Dogku
  • Author: Andrew Clements Tim Bowers
  • ISBN: 9780689858239
  • Page: 150
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A homeless dog picks the right door and finds a loving family who takes him in.

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    1. I was born in Camden, New Jersey in 1949 and lived in Oaklyn and Cherry Hill until the middle of sixth grade Then we moved to Springfield, Illinois My parents were avid readers and they gave that love of books and reading to me and to all my brothers and sisters I didn t think about being a writer at all back then, but I did love to read I m certain there s a link between reading good books and becoming a writer I don t know a single writer who wasn t a reader first.Before moving to Illinois, and even afterwards, our family spent summers at a cabin on a lake in Maine There was no TV there, no phone, no doorbell and email wasn t even invented All day there was time to swim and fish and mess around outside, and every night, there was time to read I know those quiet summers helped me begin to think like a writer.During my senior year at Springfield High School my English teacher handed back a poem I d written Two things were amazing about that paper First, I d gotten an A a rare event in this teacher s class And she d also written in large, scrawly red writing, Andrew this poem is so funny This should be published That praise sent me off to Northwestern University feeling like I was a pretty good writer, and occasionally professors there also encouraged me and complimented the essays I was required to write as a literature major But I didn t write much on my own just some poetry now and then I learned to play guitar and began writing songs, but again, only when I felt like it Writing felt like hard work something that s still true today.After the songwriting came my first job in publishing I worked for a small publisher who specialized in how to books, the kind of books that have photos with informative captions below each one The book in which my name first appeared in print is called A Country Christmas Treasury I d built a number of the projects featured in the book, and I was listed as one of the craftspeople on the acknowlegements page, in tiny, tiny type.In 1990 I began trying to write a story about a boy who makes up a new word That book eventually became my first novel, Frindle, published in 1996, and you can read the whole story of how it developed on another web site, frindle Frindle became popular, popular than any of my books before or since at least so far And it had the eventual effect of turning me into a full time writer I ve learned that I need time and a quiet place to think and write These days, I spend a lot of my time sitting in a small shed about seventy feet from my back door at our home in Massachusetts There s a woodstove in there for the cold winters, and an air conditioner for the hot summers There s a desk and chair, and I carry a laptop computer back and forth But there s no TV, no phone, no doorbell, no email And the woodstove and the pine board walls make the place smell just like that cabin in Maine where I spent my earliest summers Sometimes kids ask how I ve been able to write so many books The answer is simple one word at a time Which is a good lesson, I think You don t have to do everything at once You don t have to know how every story is going to end You just have to take that next step, look for that next idea, write that next word And growing up, it s the same way We just have to go to that next class, read that next chapter, help that next person You simply have to do that next good thing, and before you know it, you re living a good life.

    2. This story, told via haiku poems, is so cute, sweet, charming, amusing and touching, and clever. It feels nearly perfect. The story is wonderful and wonderfully told. I was surprised by how much I adored this book.There is also a lovely author’s note at the end about what a haiku poem is and why he chose to write this story via haiku. Perfect choice!The illustrations are just wonderful. They’re so expressive and colorful and engaging. A part of the style I’d love anywhere; a part of the st [...]

    3. I am in love with this short book - a picture book/poetry/story written in haiku! The illustrations help tell the story.A dog comes to the backdoor of a family's home right around bedtime, wondering what will happen. Will the lady with the kind eyes shut the door? Mooch causes some trouble on that first day while in the house alone - will this loving family keep him?

    4. This is another one of my favorite poetry books for younger students. The author, Andrew Clements (also known for writing best sellers such as Frindle and The School Story) creates a fun, sweet way for children to learn about Haikus. Haikus are poems with 17 syllables that break down by stanzas by 5 syllables, 7 syllables and 5 syllables.The story features a dog and a day-in-his-life. Andrew Clements cleverly writes each page in a haiku format. Your students will become instantly engaged in this [...]

    5. Just adorable! Loved the story, loved the haiku, loved the illustrations. Made me feel very happy. I wish all homeless dogs could find a wonderful home like this one.Be sure to read the author's note at the back. I like how explains why he chose to write in haiku and how he describes it like being faced by a whole garden of flowers but choosing a small vase (so many words? how to choose! haiku helps him narrow his focus.)

    6. This was incredibly popular and widely available when I began my teaching career, and I recently read it again from my poetry section. This is a beautifully clever book, written about a dog in only haikus. When I was in first grade, we always did a lengthy poetry writing workshop unit, and this one was a staple and a favorite. You need to be focused and creative when telling something through a haiku and I always loved this as an example for children. If you have to teach or model anything with [...]

    7. Summary:This book is the life of a dog in the short simple verses of a haiku. Everything a dog loves and doesn't love is covered in this book. It seems to be a streaming line of consciousness of what goes through a dog’s head. Even the climax when it seems that the family may be taking Mooch to the pound. It's a feel-good story about a stray dog finding a real home.Response:I picked up this book because I have never had a clean understanding of what a haiku is. I remember learning about it bac [...]

    8. Dogku was a surprise winner in our house. I didn't recognize the author's name at first, and when my son brought it home I simply looked at the cover and sighed. I thought it was one of *those* books. But, it wasn't so bad. It's a story told in haiku and just exposing a little one to the form is worth three stars for me. Plus, the haikus are just fine, not too sweet or stupid.And then I read the author's note at the back, a tiny thing, mostly two haikus : "Vast ocean of words-I am almost drowned [...]

    9. When i first saw the title of the book, Dogku, I had absolutely no idea what it would be about. Well, I knew it would be about a dog atleast partially, but I didn't fully understand what the -ku was there for. After finishing the book, however, I can tell clearly what it means. Dogku is a book written entirely in haiku form, hence the term Dog-KU. It's a sweet story about a little, stray dog named Mooch who finds a family to take him in. The illustrations are extremely adorable and even adult re [...]

    10. What sets this picture book about a dog apart is that the story is exclusively told in Haiku! “Nose out the window/ears flapping, hair pushed straight back/Adventures in smell.” DOGKU is the charming story of Mooch, a fluffy dog that needs a home. Eye appealing oil-painted illustrations on every page, some with two-page spreads, that bring the text to life. Detailed but not too busy, the pictures provide context clues and support the themes of dogs and of neighborhood life. Andrew Clements i [...]

    11. Story of a homeless dog adopted by a family. Told entirely in senryu (Japanese poetic form same as haiku but about life foibles instead of nature). The dog version of Won-Ton: A Cat Tale Told in Haiku, though this picture book was published several years prior to that one. Excellent resource for teaching haiku/senryu poetry. Also recommend for dog lovers.

    12. Cute Mooch needs a homeLovely family takes himEveryone happyReading an entire book in haiku is only made better when stray dog Mooch is the star of the show. It is a beautifully illustrated book that makes you want to adopt him too. Clements has a gift for story telling in haiku verse and makes the reader want to write haiku. A great introduction into Haiku and poetry for all students.

    13. This was SO cute!! The haiku tell the story of a stray dog who thinks he's found a home--until he gets into trouble. What really makes this story are Tim Bowers' cute illustrations of this little guy, and especially the last page. Even if you don't like dogs, you've got to like this book. Highly recommended!

    14. This dog was so adorable and while reading this first before I read it to my class almost had me in tears and you will have to read it to find out why?? Lol this dog was an awesome family pet and can be discussed with children to talk about their family pets.

    15. Loved the haikus and really enjoyed the illustrations!I also liked reading Clements' note at the end, giving the readers a little glimpse into his journey of writing haikus.

    16. This story told in haiku, is about an adorable stray dog that finds a person to take him in, give him a bath, and feed him. He meets the whole family and is hoping to become the new family pet. It's all up to the dad to decide if the wiggly pup will stay.This is a fun and sweet book with absolutely amazing illustrations. I wanted to reach in and take the dog home with me. The best part (besides the doggie) was that the story was told entirely in haiku.Other books to read that connect with Dogku: [...]

    17. Summary: Dogku is a story about a mom who finds a stray dog and welcomes him into her family’s home. Dogku then describes the first few days with his new family. Evaluation: The author uses short and vague sentences to describe what is happening within the story. It is up to the reader to use their skills to determine what is happening within the story. Teaching Ideas: This would be a great read aloud for younger children as they begin to learn how to use illustrations and context clues to pul [...]

    18. DogKu is about a homeless dog that went walking in a neighborhood and decided to stop at one of the houses doorstep. The family see's the dog and lets him in the house like he was already part of the family.This is the first time that i have read this book. when i was reading this book i was kind of confuse how someone can just invite a stray animal into their home. This book is a short picture book written in haiku by Andrew Clements.As a future teacher this book would be a great example to int [...]

    19. 1. This book hasn't won any awards.2. Age levels would be preschool- 3rd grade3. This book is written like a Haiku. A stray dog is wandering the street. He stops at a house and the family decides to let the dog stay at the house. The dog gets himself into some trouble, but the family gives him a fun surprise.4. I love this book! It is a super cute story and the way it is written as a Haiku makes it easy to understand. The pictures are also very nicer.5. This book could be used to make connection [...]

    20. Star Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Genre: Poetry One Unique Feature: This is a story of dog that finds a family. The unique feature of this book is that every page contains a haiku poem. The title of the book gives an insight that the story will contain haiku poems. Each poem talks about the new dog and his life with his new family. Grade(s): K - 3rd grade Date Completed: 1/5/18

    21. I really like this book because I am a lover of dogs. This book is a haiku about a dog who is homeless and ends up finding a forever family. This is an easy read and allows you to relate to what the dog is feeling.

    22. Very well written for preschool understanding as well as in higher elementary to help them understand hikus

    23. Copyright: 2007Genre: Poetry Comment: A fun book of haikus that reference dogsUsed: A students who enjoys easy reads and loves dogs.

    24. Genre: PoetryGrade: 1stOne Unique Feature: A unique feature of this book is that it is written in all Haikus!

    25. It’s a cute book that tells a story about a family getting a new dog in a poetry form. I like the way the story flows and the illustrations were great

    26. I loved this book. The dog was cute with his beady little eyes. I love dogs; I have a dog named Molly. She's a long-haired Chihuahua. This is a perfect book for haiku and dog lovers.

    27. Dogku is written by Andrew Clements, who is known as the master storyteller on many sites. The book is about a stray dog that finds his way to this home in the early morning hours and sits at the back step hoping to be discovered. A Mom, who proceeds to give him food, a bath and an introduction to three lovable children, brings him into this home. The children name him Mooch after pondering other names such as: Rags and Mutt. Mooch and the Mom waves the three children off to school and watch fro [...]

    28. Dogku is a poetry book for grades 1st through 3rd. This is a Black Eyed Susan award winner. This story is about a dog who is homeless. The story shows how he finds the right home and loves his new life. I rated this story 4 out of 5 stars because i find that it would be very helpful to some kids who foster animals. I would use this story if i were in a poetry unit and would teach how to write a haiku. The text was in a haiku format which is 17 syllables 5/7/5. The text was in black and was very [...]

    29. Dogku is a poetry book. It is targeted for students of primary age. The book tells a story of a family who has a stray dog end up on their back porch and they take him in. The story continues to show what the family and dog does after he becomes a part of their family. I rated this book a 4 because I genuinely enjoyed it. The characters, mom, dad, sister and two brothers can be very relatable to the majority of children. The plot line holds the attention of the reader because you want to know wh [...]

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