How to Steal a Dog

I just finished reading one of my favourite books ever – How to Steal a Dog by Barbara O’Connor to my own children and it was like coming home after a long trip. That lovely secure feeling – like everything is how it should be. There are so many things I love about this book. It is one of my favourite books to read aloud in the classroom because of all of the great discussion it inspires. Kids love this book and talk about it for a very long time. Check out a summary on my top ten read alouds list (it is # 9)

Because I have endless reasons for loving this book, I will limit it here to my top 3 lines in the book. They have a way of sticking with you.

1. “Sometimes the trail you leave behind you is more important than the path ahead of you.” Mookie’s motto, page 132

2. “Sometimes, the more you stir it, the worse it stinks.” Mookie’s other motto, page 134.

3. “I guess bad times can make a person do bad things, huh?” Carmella to Georgina – page 164.

Anyone looking for a great read this summer? This is your book.

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