Thursday, July 18, 2013
Author & Illustrator: Elisha Cooper
Publication Year: 2012
Location: Knox County Public Library- Lawson McGhee
Awards: Kirkus Best Book, Booklist & Publisher's Weekly starred reviews
Summary: The old dog Homer sits on the porch thinking about how he wants to spend his day. He doesn't want to run around the yard with the young dogs, explore the field, walk to the beach, swim, or run. He looks out out a beautiful landscape of ocean and yard, and soon everyone comes and joins him on the porch. As the sun sets, he heads into the house to relax with his family all around. The watercolors are beautiful and absolutely draw the reader into the mood of a dog who's content with his life.
Classroom Ideas: The theme here is one of contentment and old age. The book perfectly captures the mood of the old dog.