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by David M. Walker,Maribeth Boelts
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Growing Up & Facts of Life
  • Author:
    David M. Walker,Maribeth Boelts
  • ISBN:
    039924526X
  • ISBN13:
    978-0399245268
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  • Publisher:
    G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers (September 20, 2007)
  • Pages:
    32 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Growing Up & Facts of Life
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    1905 kb
  • Rating:
    4.2
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Before You Were Mine has been added to your Cart. Boelts does an outstanding job of exploring the adoption of a rescued dog from a shelter. An unnamed boy whose family takes in this sweet-looking pet describes what the animal's life might have been like "before you were mine.

Before You Were Mine has been added to your Cart. An unnamed boy whose family takes in this sweet-looking pet describes what the animal's life might have been like "before you were mine until you find hi. The boy also imagines how tough life must have been when the animal was on his own, and how frightened he might.

Before you were mine. wonders a little boy, "id you live in a warm house with warm smells and a rug that was only yours? you kept on a chain, with a dusty bowl and lonely sounds all around?" Never varying from this direct address, the little boy speculates about the life his dog may have led before being adopted from the shelter. Boelts's restrained text and Walker's affecting illustrations combine to pack a small wallop directly to the hearts of dog-loving children who will almost certainly give their pets an extra hug afterwards. A note on adopting a shelter pet follows this unabashedly emotional offering.

By Maribeth Boelts Illustrated by David M. Walker. Winner of the Humane Society KIND Children’s Picture Book Award and the ASPCA Henry Bergh Children’s Book Award, this touching story celebrates all who support, care for, and adopt shelter dogs. Category: Children’s Picture Books. About Before You Were Mine. Adopting a shelter dog can come with many questions, but also endless love. A little boy imagines what life was like for his new dog before he adopted him from a shelter.

A little boy imagines what life was like for his new dog before he adopted him from a shelter  . Select Format: Hardcover. Select Condition: Like New.

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Before You Were Mine book. Maribeth Boelts is a former preschool teacher who has written numerous books for children. She lives in Iowa with her husband and three children. Charming watercolor illustrations by David Walker bring to life this touching tale encouraging adoption. Books by Maribeth Boelts. Mor. rivia About Before You Were Mine. by. Boelts, Maribeth, 1964-; Walker, David, 1965- ill. Publication date. A young boy imagines what his rescued dog's life might have been like before he adopted him. Notes. no page number in the book.

David Walker lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Every dog he's had has been rescued, but he's always felt like the lucky one. show more.

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Adopting a shelter dog can come with many questions, but also endless love.A little boy imagines what life was like for his new dog before he adopted him from a shelter. Maybe he had a boy who loved him, but the family had to move and couldn't keep him. Maybe he belonged to someone who didn't appreciate how mischievous puppies can be. Maybe he was treated badly, and now he can be shown all the love he's been missing. This boy wonders about all of these things, but maybe they don't matter. Because now, his dog is home.Winner of the Humane Society KIND Children's Picture Book Award and the ASPCA Henry Bergh Children's Book Award, this touching story celebrates all who support, care for, and adopt shelter dogs.

Rainbearer
I was searching for the perfect book to introduce the issue of animal rescue for our service learning project and stumbled across Before You Were Mine. I cried the first time I read it to myself. As a preschool teacher it is very rare to find a book that is exactly what you need and want for a lesson. The questions the child in the story asks are perfect springboards for discussion. This was the best book to introduce our service learning project for our local animal shelter. It's not just for preschoolers, it would be the perfect book for almost any grade level because while the text is simple, the message is a big one.
Getaianne
I bought this book for my grandchildren and planned to keep it at my house so they all could get the story read to them. But I actually bought it for just one of them-- she was ours but we never met until she was 4. (sort of late to be a new grandbaby). I just wanted her and the others to know that altho we did not have her before, we had loved the idea of her since before she was ever born. This story is so sweet! The book arrived as promised and was in good shape. Thank you so much for writing this book. It would be great for families that have "blended"to accomodate children.And it teaches you can love someone you have never met. Oh. But here it's illustrated with dogs !
Malalrajas
One of my daughters randomly selected this book from our library and as soon as we read it, I knew we had to have our own copy. It's a very, very sweet story and meant a lot to us since we recently adopted a dog from a shelter after saying goodbye to an older dog. I would recommend it for any family who loves dogs.
Ironrunner
One of my favorite books. I feel like this was written for me, exactly the way I feel about my two rescue dogs and my late dog. Beautiful story and charming illustrations.
Dori
This is an adorable book, perfect to read to preschoolers to illustrate the concept of an animal shelter.
roternow
I Love this book. I volunteer in dog rescue and have fostered almost 100 dogs. This book reminds me why we do it. I only wish we could but one for every adopter.
Ger
We used this book to teach our son about what our new rescue pet dog has possibly been through. It's a beautiful story with a fantastic lesson at the end that might bring you to tears.
This book was so touching! As a teacher who loves my dog, I try to teach my students about proper pet care and keeping dogs for life through stories about my own pup and literature. This book will definitely help with this!