Bibliographic information: George, K. O., & Otani, J. (2002). Little Dog and Duncan. New York: Clarion Books.

Annotation: This book is about two dogs who have a sleepover. The little dog doesn’t want to share his things and space at first, but eventually comes around. He discovers that he likes some of the same things as Duncan the big dog, like playing in the mud and rolling in the grass. They start playing more together and are sad when it’s time to say goodbye.

 Genre: Poetry

Grade Level: k-2

Readers who will like this book:  People who like dogs, people who are learning to share, people who like poetry

Personal Response and Rating: 5/5.

I would give this book a 4.5/5

I thought it was cute and it had a good lesson behind it. I liked how there were different poems that came together to make up the bigger story.

Text Dependent Question:

How did little dog and Duncan’s relationship change throughout the story?

Which dog was the guest in the story?