Saturday, February 22, 2020

Boy Meets Dog: A Word Game Adventure by Valerie Wyatt and Dave Whamond

Boy Meets Dog: A Word Game Adventure by Valerie Wyatt and Dave Whamond was published in 2013 and plays on the change a letter word game. The illustrations by Dave Whamond are fun.

The story begins in a bedroom where a cat was minding its business and a toy becomes a boy. "Strange things happen if you change just one letter in a word. A toy could become a boy. toy boy
A cat could become a dog. cat cot cog dog"

Words change into other words all through this adventure with a boy and a dog. This would be a good book to use in a classroom to build word power in a fun way, especially if the students illustrated their word game.

Some of the words take many changes to become the new words, but Wyatt shows the progression of each word with the changed letter in red. If you have a word lover in your life, this is a good book for them.

Read to a child today even if that child is you. 

Link to our NICU book registry if you'd like to donate books to babies in the newborn intensive care unit so their parents can read to them while they grow. You can also donate gently used books to our project by sending them to me or to Angie. Email me for a mailing address. We can use both English and Spanish books. If you have a graduate of the NICU, or if you have a baby whose life you would like to honor by donating books to this project, let me know, and I can make a book plate with their name for the books you donate.

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