Sindy McKay, Sydney Hanson
(Treasure Bay, June 1, 2017)
This light-hearted book about a puppy can assist young students in social and emotional learning, particularly in the area of empathy. Whether used for family engagement in reading at home or used in the classroom, this book can serve as a spring-board for discussion about difficult social situations. In the book, Little Chipper romps and plays with all the other dogs in the park. When a new dog named Rex shows up and wants to play, Little Chipper is excited to have Rex join in the fun. Unfortunately, Rex isn't very excited about playing with Little Chipper. Rex thinks Little Chipper is just too little to play in their games. When Rex threatens to take his ball and leave, all the other dogs need to decide what to do.