Bibliographic information: Coffelt, N., & Tusa, T. (2007). Fred stays with me. New York: Little, Brown.
Annotation: This book is about a little girl who has a dog named Fred. Her parents are divorced, so she has to travel between their two houses, but wherever she goes Fred stays with her. She has to work with her parents to come up with solutions to the problems that Fred is causing so that he can stay. He likes to bark at the poodle at her mom’s house, and he eats her dad’s socks.
Grade Level: 3rd
Readers who will like this book: People who like dogs, people who’s parents are divorced, and people learning about family relationships or how to solve problems.
Personal Response and Rating: 5/5. I give this book a 5/5. I think that it is a cute book to show how much a pet can mean to someone. It also shows that she had some support when she was being juggled around between her parents’ houses.
Text Dependent Question: How were this girl and her parents able to solve the problem of Fred causing trouble? Why do you think Fred went with her everywhere she went?