I want a Dog by John Agee.
Mothers have concerns during vacation. It's about what to do with the kids at home all day. Especially on the weekend, the children are very bored and the parents are exhausted.
Most parents with little children have to come up with flashy ideas all the time.
For these parents, the local library is always open. I enjoy taking my children to the library. Especially in summer, when the heat is at its peak, the library is a great place to escape the heat. And the books that are tightly packed in the surrounding bookshelf stimulate intellectual curiosity.
Among the books I read to my child today, the following books stand out. This story tells a fun conversation between a child and an adult who wants to adopt a dog from an animal shelter. Simple and cute illustrations are enough to attract attention.
A girl seeks her perfect pet at a wonderfully unusual animal shelter in this comical read-aloud by the award-winning creator of Life on Mars
The Copley County Animal Shelter has an aardvark, a lizard, a goose, a weasel, and plenty more. But do they have a puppy? The girl with her wagon is ready to adopt a dog--not an aardvark, lizard, or goose! Can the shelter manager help her to find her perfect pet?
The staff bent down to talk to the child is impressive. It's a simple drawing with thick lines, but it's nice to see that a children's book shows that the content takes precedence over the pictures.
This bizarre animal shelter comes in a setting that they don't have dogs, the favorite animal. There is no dog, but the child keeps looking for it. That's why staff keep showing other animals.
And the child repeats over and over again that she does not want it, she only wants a dog.
In the end, the desperate employee comes in with a python around his neck. But the child is not afraid and firmly says no.
Desperate employee tries to deceive the child. Put on Lizard's dog puppet custome and tell him that he is a puppy.
Oh..but the girl is very smart. She recognizes that it is a lizard.
And then he asks boldly. You don't have a dog at all, are you?
The sense of immersion in this book is as natural conversation as flowing water. Angry girl is quick to let go.
Employees want to compromise. So the girl asks what image of a dog she thinks.
I like the scenes below the most in this book. She is talking exactly about children's images of dogs.
The staff listens to everything the child has to say, and then comes with the Lucinda. But oddly enough, the kid is a completely different animal this time, but she doesn't say no.
If you look at the content below, you can see that the girl is accurately aware of the situation. But why did she accept the employee's offer and bring the seal home?
I think anyone who has raised children will understand this scene all too well. Children love to listen and empathize with what they have to say. When the staff asked the girl for an image of a dog, anything must have already been in her mind. You will learn how important empathy and communication are for your child.
It takes a lot of water and fish to raise a seal, and the seal is a very heavy and unwieldy animal, but the girl is rather satisfied.
Myungja Anna Koh