Good Reading : June 2013
FAMILY TREE Dog goes to visit Wolf. He takes a book with him. The book belongs to the boss. ‘Hello Dog,’ says Wolf. ‘Hello Wolf,’ says Dog. ‘Don’t bite me. You’re my cousin, remember. But you’re still a wolf. And you might bite, even though I’ve brought a book.’ Wolf snaps his mouth shut. ‘A book?’ he asks. ‘Why would I want a book? I don’t read.’ Dog laughs. ‘I know that. But I do. And this is a good book. See for yourself,’ he says. Wolf takes the book.It’s big and heavy. There’s a dog on the cover. The dog does not look like Dog. Dog is white. The dog on the book is black. It’s long-haired. Its tongue hangs out. ‘What a funny looking animal,‘ says Wolf. ‘A dog should be white. A dog is white with a patch. Like you, Dog.’ Dog shakes hishead. ‘Notall BOOK BITE 1 CHAPTER 4 7 WOLF AND DOG by Sylvia Vanden Heede Dog is Wolf’s cousin. Wolf is Dog’s cousin. That’s strange because: Wolf is wild. Dog is tame. Wolf lives in a forest on top of a hill. Dog doesn’t. Dog has a basket. And a boss. These are cleverly crafted short stories with perfect illustrations to match. Here’s one that will bring a smile to your face, no matter what your age.