Thursday, January 19, 2012

Storee Wryter Gets a Dog - Book Review

Storee Wryter is an 8 year old girl with a cat named Critique.  Her friend, Kyria, gives her an opportunity to raise and train a puppy to be a service dog.  The story follows her through the challenges and responsibilities of training a service dog.  Storee is always writing down ideas that she has for her next big story that she would love to write.  My daughter is only four years old and is a bit young for this book, but I read it to her as her bedtime story.  It took us about 3 nights to finish.  It was our first chapter book that we read together.  There were several times that it seemed like she wasn’t paying attention, but she surprised me by answering questions about the story.  She said she loved it.  She started pretending to be a dog every day for several days after reading it and she got her little brother in on the fun.
 

I love how the family sat down together before making the decision to get a dog and discussed the responsibilities for the whole family.  The story goes through the  challenges and rewards of training a service dog.  Storee was able to step up to the responsibility and her dog, Addie, becomes a service dog for special needs students.  I also love how the book encourages writing.  Our 4th grade students take a writing test and are always looking for good writing prompts.  Several writing prompts are provided at the end of the book for kids to write their own story.
 

We are looking forward to reading more of Storee Wryter’s adventures and are hopeful they will be written and published soon.  We are hoping to see Storee have more conflict,  a mystery to solve, or a new adventure.  We already love the characters, so the foundation is set for a series.  I’d also love to read more about Storee’s writing or see into her books that she is writing. J

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  • Storee Wryter Gets a Dog was named a Best Dog Book for Young Readers in the July issue of Cesar’s Way Magazine, the official publication of Cesar Milan, the Dog Whisperer.

  • The Author, Barbara Simpson Carducci, is also the director and founder of Young Voices Foundation, a 501 c 3 educational nonprofit established to mentor young writers. Her mission is to encourage creative kids. http://www.youngvoicesfoundation.org/


I was not compensated for this review, but I was given a free copy of the book.  All opinions are my own.  Sissy's comments are all her own.  We will be donating the book to my school...if I can convince Sissy to let me take it.  This may be a difficult task.

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