Hello, folks.

I have decided to try and post more regularly here in 2012. So, inspired by author Tammi Sauer’s Talk It Up Tuesday” posts, where she give a shout out to a favorite picture book each week, I’ve come up with “Check It Out Tuesday.” (Get it? Cause I work in a library? How it’s like Tammi’s, but not quite? I’ll pause so you’ll fully appreciate that bit of geniosity.)

Ahem. So, anyway. Check It Out Tuesday will feature a book–fiction or non, picture, chapter, or middle grade–that is beloved and on a regular checkout rotation by my students. Hopefully, this will be an easy, natural way for me to dip my toe back into the blogging pool, while also allowing me to do one of my favorite things–blab about great books.

And so, without further ado (I’ve always wanted to say that), today’s selection is MR. PUTNEY’S QUACKING DOG by Jon Agee.

Mr. Putney's Quacking Dog

Mr. Putney has an unusual assortment of animals. They each do a little more than their normal counterparts–and their names reflect that. (What do you call a quacking dog? A duckshund, of course!) Although this a picture book, this is actually most popular with my 4th and 5th graders. We use it to talk about wordplay and finding clues in illustrations.

Do yourself a favor and CHECK OUT THIS BOOK. In the meantime, I have to go set my alarmadillo for work tomorrow.

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