Sunday, April 8, 2012

What I'm Reading: Because of Winn-Dixie

book cover because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
Because of Winn-Dixie
by Kate DiCamillo
Candlewick Press, 2000

“It's hard not to immediately fall in love with a dog who has a good sense of humor.”
Summary in a Sentence:

Ten-year-old India Opal Buloni describes her first summer in the town of Naomi, Florida, and all the good things that happen to her because of her big ugly dog Winn-Dixie.

Read it if...

you're in need of something homey and comforting, or if you want to read a great 'dog' book that doesn't end sadly! 5 stars.

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3 comments:

LifeLongLearner said...

Amanda,
Because of Winn Dixie is the book I'll be handing out on April 23rd for World Book Night. I'm eager to be a part of this amazing global literacy event. www.worldbooknight.org

Margo--

A Bookshelf Monstrosity said...

Awesome Margo! That's actually the reason I read the book this year. I'm reading the entire list of World Book Night books. It is definitely a great literacy event, and you picked a wonderful book.

Jill The OWL said...

Love this book!!!!!! And I'm handing it out too.

I read it aloud to my 7th graders a few times. And they pointed out to me when she switches from calling her dad the "preacher" to calling him father. Really cool :)