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The Outside Dog: 12/11/15
The Outside Dog by Charlotte Pomerantz is a level 3 I Can Read book about a stray dog who finds an unlikely home. Marisol lives with her grandfather in a rural area. The grandfather likes order to his house and a dirty stray dog is the last thing he wants any part of.
None the less, there's a local stray who needs help and Marisol knows that helping him is the right thing to do. She's also desperate for a pet. Slowly but surely she gets her grandfather's permission to care for the dog.
Of course in the end, the grateful dog, now having found a home is able to help out his adopted family. It's a good introduction to caring for animals and fostering strays. Not everyone can open their homes to an animal in need but there are little things they can do.
This book was recommended to me by her daughter. She read it in school.