If you are looking for an endearing animal friendship story, you have found it. Hello Goodbye Dog is beautifully written and illustrated featuring a wheelchair bound little girl named Zara and her enthusiastic dog, Moose.
For Zara's dog, Moose, nothing is more important than being with her favorite girl. So when Zara has to go to school, WHOOSH, Moose escapes and rushes to her side.
Unfortunately, dogs aren't allowed at school and Moose has to go back home.
But Moose can't be held back for long. Through a series of escalating escapes, this loyal dog always finds her way back to Zara, and with a little bit of training and one great idea, the two friends find a way to be together all day long.
From School Library Journal:
"Like most dogs, Moose loves 'hello' and hates 'goodbye.' 'Hello' is a ride in the car, a pat on the head, or a visit with her favorite people. 'Goodbye' is a closed door and being alone. Moose loves 'hello' most when it involves her favorite human, Zara. ... VERDICT: welcome addition to any school or public library serving preschool and early elementary-age children."
I have created 20 activities to go along with this book.
Making Connections Pre-Reading
Cover Story (Examining the Book’s Cover)
Let’s Take a Picture Walk (Writing and Picture Options)
I Wonder… (Formulating Questions)
Compare and Contrast
Using Metaphors for HELLO
Using Metaphors for GOODBYE
Comprehension Questions (answer key included)
Making Connections – Text to Self
Making Connections – Text to Text
Making Connections – Text to World
All About Zara
All About Moose
Writing School Rules for Moose
Book Review (2 Formats)