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The Sheep-Pig

the sheep-pigBook Title: The Sheep-pig

Author: Dick King Smith

Genre: fiction

Summary: It was about a pig grown up by a sheep-dog. This pig wanted to be like a sheep dog, and decided he will be a…. “Sheep-pig”! Every day, he practiced chasing sheep. Finally, the day of the contest came! …..

Book Rating: ★★★☆☆

Comment: This was also too childish for me. It also had a lot of pictures. But, the pictures helped me imagine the details of what is happening in that scene.

Image From: Pauli, Michelle. “Babe Creator Dick King-Smith Dies Aged 88.” The Guardian. N.p., 5 Jan. 2011. Web. 30 Sept. 2013. <http://www.theguardian.com/books/2011/jan/05/babe-creator-dick-king-smith&gt;.

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CHOMP

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Title of the Book: CHOMP

Author: Carl Hiaasen

Genre: Realistic Fiction, Survival, and Adventure

Rate: ★★★★★

This book is about an adventure of the animal wrangler named Mickey Cray and his son, Wahoo cray. Their house is in the Everglades, like seriously. And they get a job for a survival TV show called Expedition Survival!. Their job was to lend their animals and keep Derek Badger, the “TV star” in Expedition Survival!, safe.

At the Cray’s house, terrible things happens. Derek Badger who thinks he could wrangle any animals like the Crays get chomped by the snapping turtle, a snake, and an Alice the alligator. Even though he got bit by the gator, the video that caught it was brilliant. So they went to the real Everglades to get a better video for the TV show.

Before going to the Everglades, the Crays went to the Walmart to buy food for the long survival trip. There they meet Tuna Gordon, a classmate of Wahoo. She had a bruised eye that was caused by her dad. Crays took her to the Everglades because if they left her there, she would get hurt again by her dad.

In the Everglades, Derek Badger get chomped by a bat and get disappeared in the swamp. Also, Tuna’s dad shows up with a gun…… Can anyone survive through the Everglades?

Image: “Carl Hiaasen’s Official Web Site.” Carl Hiaasen’s Official Web Site. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Sept. 2013. <http://www.carlhiaasen.com/book-detail.shtml?bid=4&gt;.

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by | September 18, 2013 · 9:28 pm

The Trumpet of the Swan

Book Title: The Trumpet of the Swan

Author: E.B. White

Genre: fiction

Summary:

It’s about a swan named Louis who can’t speak. Louis’ father went to the music store, and stole a trumpet for Louis. Louis was happy because now, he can communicate with other swans. But he felt guilty because he didn’t pay money for the trumpet. He decided to learn how to read and write…..

Book Rating:★★★★☆

Comment: It was quite easy to understand. But I wanted it to be more fun. I wanted the situation to take a new turn so that the readers can enjoy reading it.

Image From: “The Trumpet of the Swan.” Movieberry.com. N.p., 26 Mar. 2010. Web. 17 Sept. 2013. <http://www.movieberry.com/the_trumpet_of_the_swan/&gt;.

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WALTER The Story of a Rat

Book Title: WALTER The Story of a Rat

Author: Barbara Wersba

Genre: Animal, Fiction

Book Rating ★★★★★

Summary: This story is about a rat who was born with a special power which he can read. He lived with a woman who wrote books, so he read lots of her books. One day they started to exchange letters and started to know about each other.

Comment: This is like a little hard illustration book, but the story is really warm and I really loved it. It is a short book and easy to read so please take a look at this book!!

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Hotel For Dogs

hotel for dogs

Title:Hotel For Dogs

Author:Lois Duncan

Genre:Realistic Fiction

Rate:★★★★☆

This book is about a brother and a sister named Bruce and Andi. Andi and Bruce has to move from New Mexico because their dad got transferred. Since Andi’s family did not buy a house yet, they are staying in their aunt’s house. Andi loves dog and she had a dog named Babe back in New Mexico but since aunt Alice is allergic to dogs, she couldn’t take Babe with her. When they arrived at aunt Alice’s house, Andi and Bruce went to explore the neighborhood. Down the street of aunt Alice’s house, there was an abandoned house. On the way back to aunt Alice’s house, Andi finds a stray dog. Since she loves dogs, she decides to make the abandoned house a hotel to take care of stray dogs with some help from Bruce. Will they get caught? Read to find out!

People who love animals will love this book. This book is full of adventures!

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