Dog in Charge is a book full of mischievous fun. Do you have a dog? How about a cat? Does your dog obey? In this book by K. L. Going, Dog is put in charge of the five family cats while the family goes to the store. Yep! You guessed it! Disaster hits the house. Dan Santat‘s illustrations highlights the sneakiness of the cats.
The good dog, smart dog, the very best dog does his best to keep order as each cat disappears for fun. One topples milk. Another powders on the dresser. Flower pots break. The house is a disaster.
Have fun reading and thinking of adventures your dog or cat have while you are away. The book just might give you an idea to write about.
See the book read aloud by The Cozy Chair.
Savorings for reading and in writing for Dog in Charge:
- Personification – you feel empathy for the dog
- Comic frame structure
- Repeating Structure and lines
- Onomatopoeia – “Kerplooie! went the clothes“
- Everyday Happening – pets