Monday, July 22, 2013

Little Dog Lost

Cover art for LITTLE DOG LOST

Author & Illustrator:   Monica Carnesi
Publisher:  Nancy Paulsen Books
Publication Year:   2012
Location: Knox County Public Library- Lawson McGhee

Awards:   Horn Book Fanfare, CCBC Choices, Eric Carle Museum Picture Book of Distinction, Gryphon Award Honor Book, Bank Street Best, featured on Calling Caldecott blog

Summary:  This book tells the true story of a dog found floating on sheets on ice on the Vistula river in Baltic Sea near Poland in 2010.  No one knew where came from or how he got stuck on the ice. A ship named the Baltica spots him and the crew rescues him by paddling out and retrieving him from the ice sheet. The dog is named Baltic and becomes a new member of the crew of the Baltica. The story is told in very simple child-friendly words and the accompanying watercolors are beautiful. 

Classroom Ideas: The story is inspirational and would introduce students to a "hero" story that is unfamiliar to them.

Extras: An author's note with actual photographs of Baltic and his rescuer.

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