This activity allows children to explore opinion writing and the role of strong supporting facts. Students will work as a group to develop details after listening to the book Never Take a Shark to the Dentist by Judi Barrett. They will then brainstorm their own NEVER statement and research an animal to come up with supporting details. Their finished writing will become part of a class book. Included items: Teacher How-To, graphic organizer, publishing paper, and a printable color book cover.