This was another book on the NY Times list of school books. I love this book. SO much. It is about a boy named Frank and his dog, Lucky.
It is about the relationship between a kid and his dog, but more than that, it is a book about being curious about the world. About seeing things to learn every which way you look.
This is a great book for showing kids how interconnected school subjects and life are.
Lynne Rae Perkins dedicates this
For true friends and scholars of all species
On a day when Frank could not win for losing, he got Lucky.
And one day when Lucky was lost and found, he got Frank.
They set out to learn about each other.
They went to schools, but also learned a lot by being together. Lucky helped Frank with botany when he came back full of beggar's lice and burdock.
Science experiements (from when Lucky learned about skunks) and the resulting astronomy class when they were banished from the house.
Lucky was a great listener. Even when Frank wasn't reading aloud.
Math questions come into things. How many more dog treats should Lucky recieve if there are two more people in the living room?
Geography and learning about places.
And the whole wide world with Lucky was the subject Frank liked best.