March 11, 2011
I believe the adorable Dachshund on the front cover reeled in my attention. Oh the puppy dog eyes are so charming, just staring at you, wanting you to pet him. Patricia MacLachlan and Emily MacLachlan created rich poetry that is fun. Katy Schneider’s illustrations are luscious. I found myself petting the pictures; the puppies are so adorable!!
Students of all ages will enjoy reading this book, I Didn’t Do It. The title itself will entice your children. I can hear them now, “Who did it? What did they do?” Your students will be surprised when you show them the cover and they see a dog – not a kid. This book is one that I want for my collection.
Savorings for reading and in writing for I Didn’t Do It:
- Repeating line poem
- List poem
- Vivid verbs
- Class book idea – young children can connect to the simplistic, yet crafted, poems. Each student could write about their dog or pet and make a class book. You could use it at the beginning of the year to help your children get to know each other more.