How Much Is That Doggie In The Window?

FOR THE WEEKEND, share this fun title with your child! 

How Much Is That Doggie In The Window? is appropriate for children of all ages.

How Much Is That Doggie In The Window? from Iza Trapani takes a financial spin on the classic nursery rhyme. In this version, a little boy doesn’t have quite enough money to buy that doggie in the window, the one with the waggely tail. He tries to earn and save his money, but he keeps using what he has to help his family. When he goes back to say hi to the doggie, he is devastated to discover that the doggie has been purchased. Follow him home to see who bought the doggie in the window!

Practice this Comprehension Strategy-Take A Picture Walk:
Before you read How Much Is That Doggie In The Window? with your child take a picture walk and look at the illustrations on all of the pages. As you look through ask your child what they see in the pictures. Use that information to make predictions about what might happen in the story. After you read, see if their predictions were correct!

Do this with your child:
After reading How Much Is That Doggie In The Window? take another trip through the pages and try singing along with the rhythm. You can find a version of the original here to share with your child.

If you’re interested in sharing How Much Is That Doggie In The Window? with your child you can find it from Charlesbridge Publishing here. Please like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter.

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