Wednesday, February 6, 2013

The P.S. Brothers by Maribeth Boelts

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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  1. I love Maribeth Boelts! I am currently working on a unit to go with Those Shoes. I love her realistic approach. I need to go and check this book out. Thanks for the great recommendation!

    1. This is the first book I have read by this author. I will have to try Those Shoes.


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