December 31, 2011


A simple question — What is your favorite breed of dog? — started with a fifth grade class in Churchville, Pennsylvania and prompted an avalanche of comments that continued all year long!













The month before I was going to speak at Churchville Elementary School in Pennsylvania, it was obvious that they were doing lots of preparation! Mrs. Gorgol, the librarian at the school, sent in this "favorite dog breed" survey, conducted by students in Mr. K’s 5th grade class. They chose my book DOGS to read and share with the class, and then they decided to survey the class to find out the favorite dog breed of their classmates. My favorite breed is the English Springer Spaniel, because that’s what my dog Nova was.


Here’s what the kids had to say about their favorite dogs. Nice work creating the graph!   



I’d be curious to see if the results are similar across the country. Write and tell me: which is your favorite dog breed? Maybe you would like to send me a photo of your dog in an email? Be sure to send me the name of your dog and anything that makes him or her special!



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