I received this book as a gift for my classroom this fall. What you need to know about this book is P. S. stands for Pooper Scoopers. Shawn and Russell want a dog of their own and start their own poop scooping business to earn the $200 they need for a Rottweiler puppy. Then they discover a potential crime.
Caution: there is animal violence in this book which is why I don't recommend it as a read aloud. Animal violence makes me cringe, but I liked how the situation was resolved and feel comfortable recommending this to some of my students.
This is a good book to analyze character traits and how an aspect of a person's personality can create both problems and solutions. Here is a graphic organizer to help students analyze positive and negative aspects of a particular trait.
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