Boy in the Doghouse

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George loves his new puppy, Lucky, but Lucky is out of control. If George doesn’t train him soon, his parents will make George take Lucky back to the pound. As for Lucky, he has a lot of work to do, too—he has to train George to give him more ham. By the end of this funny story, Lucky comes to realize that he can train George by doing the right thing.

George is faced with the task of training his new puppy Lucky.

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Overview

George loves his new puppy, Lucky, but Lucky is out of control. If George doesn’t train him soon, his parents will make George take Lucky back to the pound. As for Lucky, he has a lot of work to do, too—he has to train George to give him more ham. By the end of this funny story, Lucky comes to realize that he can train George by doing the right thing.

George is faced with the task of training his new puppy Lucky.

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Gr 1-2-- Told from two points of view, this transitional reader deals with a common problem--that of assimilating a new pet into the family. First, George describes his attempts to train his new puppy, Lucky, in one week or else face sending him back to the pound. Then Lucky picks up the narrative, detailing his far more successful attempts to train his boy. During a final and very long day, they come to terms and Lucky joins the family. Although Duffey does an excellent job of conveying the perspectives of both boy and dog, she does little to develop the characters fully. However, the simple sentences, undemanding vocabulary, and an uncluttered format that includes detailed, realistic black-and-white illustrations will all appeal to children. The plot concentrates on the action, depicting Lucky's often humorous antics and George's frantic responses. A good beginning chapter book. --Maggie McEwen, Coffin Elementary School, Brunswick, ME
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  • ISBN-13: 9781442452268
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
  • Publication date: 11/29/2011
  • Pages: 96
  • Age range: 9 - 11 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Betsy Duffey is a licensed counselor and worked for four years with homeless women, often using writing as a tool for healing. Over the years Betsy has spoken at hundreds of elementary schools and has shared her ideas with countless women’s groups. She lives with her husband in Atlanta, Georgia. They have two grown sons. Betsy and her sister, Laurie Myers, write together as the Writing Sisters.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 1, 2002

    A Boy in the Doghouse

    Student Review: In this story George's puppy barks early in the morning and leaves puddles in the house. If George doesn't train the puppy, then he's going to the pound. This book is a very good book. I like when the dog is happy that George gives him his puppy treats when he is a good dog and listens.

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