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The Stray Dog
The Stray Dog | Marc Simont
61 posts | 25 read
When a little dog appears at a family picnic, the girl and boy play with him all afternoon, and they name him Willy. At day's end they say good-bye. But the dog has won their hearts and stays on their minds. The following Saturday the family returns to the picnic grounds to look for Willy, but they are not alone -- the dogcatcher is looking for him, too... Caldecott Medalist Marc Simont's heartwarming tale of a stray dog who finds a home is told with appealing simplicity and grace.
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thejessashmore
The Stray Dog | Marc Simont
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This book, a Caldecott Honor book, is about a family who takes care of a stray dog as a dog warren is trying to catch him, but he becomes their dog.

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thejessashmore
The Stray Dog | Marc Simont

I would use this in my future classroom as a fun read, it could show children that they have a place where they fit in family or at home. It was a cute book.

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thejessashmore
The Stray Dog | Marc Simont

His name is Willy, and he belongs to US!

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meganslats
The Stray Dog | Marc Simont

“His name is Willy, and he belongs to US!“

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meganslats
The Stray Dog | Marc Simont

I'm not sure if I would read this book in my classroom only because it is generic and there are a lot better “stray dog“ books I could read to them. But it is cute and the illustrations are really good.

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meganslats
The Stray Dog | Marc Simont
Mehso-so

This is a Caldecott Award-winning book. It is about a stray dog who appears at a family picnic. The children play with him all afternoon, but at the end of the day they have to say goodbye, but they loved the dog so much they can't stop thinking about it. They return to look for him but other people are looking for him too! It is a cute and happy book.

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Dandan0131
The Stray Dog | Marc Simont
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This book is a Caldecott award winning book. The pictures are great but I didn‘t like the storyline. I‘ve read lots of books about stray dogs and this was my least favorite. Not very original.

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Dandan0131
The Stray Dog | Marc Simont

I would not use this book in my classroom. I didn‘t find it very creative. I‘ve read lots of stories about stray dogs.

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Dandan0131
The Stray Dog | Marc Simont

“His name is Willy, and he belongs to us”

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ds111717
The Stray Dog | Marc Simont

“And Willy settled in where he belonged.“

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ds111717
The Stray Dog | Marc Simont

I thought this book was sweet and showed how everyone can find their own place/ home in the world. I would use this book in my classroom as a fun read.

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ds111717
The Stray Dog | Marc Simont
Mehso-so

The Stray Dog written by Marc Simont. Caldecott Honor book. This book is about a family who takes in a stray dog as their own when they realize he has no family and the dog warden is trying to catch him.

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Kyle Donahue
The Stray Dog | Marc Simont

“During the week, the family all had Willy on their minds.“

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Kyle Donahue
The Stray Dog | Marc Simont

Great read for early readers. Simple and easy to keep an interest in.

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Kyle Donahue
The Stray Dog | Marc Simont
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Caldecott Honor book. This book was a wonderful read about a stray dog. The family took him in when no one would. The illustrations are beautiful and descriptive. Some were funny also.

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ev844718
The Stray Dog | Marc Simont

A very touching book! Love that it has a happy ending. I think it would be good to share with my future students.

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ev844718
The Stray Dog | Marc Simont
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“During the week all the family had Willy on their minds.”

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ev844718
The Stray Dog | Marc Simont
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The Stray Dog was written by Marc Simont and was based on a true story. It is a Caldecott Honor Book and was published in 2001. This book was sad but touching. A stray dog becomes a part of a family in order to avoid being captured. He finds his home with a new family and they feed him, play with him, and bathe him!

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sarabellini
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And Willy settled in where he belonged.

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sarabellini
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One time I picked up a stray and found his owner the next day. This book reminded me of that when Willy got a new home.

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sarabellini
The Stray Dog | Marc Simont
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I loved this book. It was very heart warming. The kids brought in a stray dog into their family and gave him a good home.

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easch
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easch
The Stray Dog | Marc Simont

I would definitely have this in my classroom for children to read. The words are simple and it would be an easy read. I think the children would like the happy ending and watching the dog find his forever home.

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easch
The Stray Dog | Marc Simont
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The Stray Dog by Marc Simont, 2002. Caldecott Honor Book. They stray dog was so cute. While I was reading it I had a roller coaster of emotions. I was happy when the family played with the puppy and named him Willy. When they left him and the dog warden tried to take him I was worried. Then children saved him and it made my heart smile.

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elisaschwass
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elisaschwass
The Stray Dog | Marc Simont

I was worried it wouldn‘t end the way it did!

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elisaschwass
The Stray Dog | Marc Simont
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The Stray Dog by Marc Simone was written in 2001. This is such a cute book! It made me kind of sad at first but the ending was perfect! Definetly a great read!

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Abby_Karagory
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“Willy settled in where he belonged”

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Abby_Karagory
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Children playing and cleaning the dog in the bathtub

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Abby_Karagory
The Stray Dog | Marc Simont
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Written in 2000, the stray dog by Marc Simone is a simple read. The illustrations are adorable, the the kids connection with the pet is priceless.

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maddyhensley
The Stray Dog | Marc Simont

“‘He must belong to somebody,‘ explained the mother, ‘and they would miss him.‘”

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maddyhensley
The Stray Dog | Marc Simont

The illustrations in the book were very cute.

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maddyhensley
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I enjoyed the book. However, it demonstrated sadness due to Willy going missing. Children‘s literature does not recommend portraying sadness but i think the amount the author used was perfect.

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Cd053917
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“And Willy settled in where he belonged.”

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Cd053917
The Stray Dog | Marc Simont

If I am placed with a kindergarten class, I would love to read this book to them! The illustrations are very good and the ending would definitely leave a smile on their faces!

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Cd053917
The Stray Dog | Marc Simont
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“The Stray Dog” was written by Marc Simont in 2001. It won a Caldecott award as well. Overall, I really enjoyed this book and enjoyed each of the illustrations! I really enjoyed how attached the family grew to this dog and decided to let it be apart of the family! Great book for kindergarten students!

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abbychlosta
The Stray Dog | Marc Simont

They took Willy home. And after that...they introduced him to the neighborhood, where he met some very interesting dogs. And Willy settles in where he belonged

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abbychlosta
The Stray Dog | Marc Simont

This book made my heart hurt! When the car drives off and the dog is just left there and when the dog warden is trying to take it :‘( but the children saved the day and gave the dog a happy home