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When Bad Breath Happens To Good Dogs

In Books, Children's Literacy, K-12 Education, ThatOne WORD on January 20, 2011 at 1:00 PM

Meet Michael. He’s a WORD reader at The Learning Academy.  Michael is a strong, expressive reader with great enunciation and a particular fondness for funny picture books. That’s one reason I lub hearing Michael read aloud to me each week.

A perfect example, is a perfectly delightful and amusing picture book entitled Dog Breath: The Horrible Trouble with Hally Tosis, By Dav Pilkey.  Here’s how Dav Pilkey, the author, describes how he came up with the idea for the book:

“When I was growing up, I had a dog named “Halle” who had the worst breath in the world! My dad used to call her “Halle Tosis”, but I never understood his joke until I was much older. You see, “Halle Tosis” sounds a lot like the word “halitosis” which is a medical term for bad breath. So I borrowed my dad’s corny joke, added a few corny jokes of my own, and came up with a story about a very good dog with very bad breath!”

is even funnier when Michael reads it aloud! Too bad everybully can’t have Michael to read aloud to them. I guess that makes me one special, lucky bulldog. Thanks, Michael!

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