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  1. Marilyn Carpenter & Barbara Thompson Book says:

    What folk tales inspired you as a child? Did you want to become part of the story? The fun in this book is how Dog is inspired by reading the story, Puss in Boots, to visit the shoe store to get his own boots. Dog’s fun in trying out the boots made me remember stories that inspired my own children. Our youngest was two she requested that we read aloud The Three Billy Goats Gruff over and over. Then she had the idea that each family member would take the part of one of the characters and we would act out the story. Of course, her teenaged brother wanted to play the part of the fearsome Troll, dad became the biggest billy goat, sister the middle goat and me, her mom, was the baby. The best part was the two-year-old anointed herself director. She told us how to play the roles. Big brother even had to hide under the dining room table. What fun we had. Dog in Boots may inspire similar dramas. Marilyn

    The thing I enjoyed about Dog in Boots was the idea of accepting who you are. As Dog tries on many different types of foot apparel he discovers that what he already has works just fine. The ending with the suggestion of another folk tale will lead young readers into another thing to think about. Thus the discussion surrounding this book is multi-layered: what might happen if we changed something about ourselves; why do people want to change themselves?; what might happen if Dog happened upon not only Red Riding Hood, but Three Pigs, etc. It makes the book pertinent to any age level. Barb

    What I am enjoying about our dialogue is that you provide insights I hadn’t thought about. Now I am eager to share this book with a class to see that discussion unfold. Marilyn

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