Monday, October 19, 2009

Marley Goes to School

I loved reading "Marley Goes to School" written by John Grogan. Grogan's "Marley & Me" is one of my favorite books. I read it and thought of my late Ebony and current dog Figaro.

"Marley Goes to School" is the follow up to "Bad Dog, Marley!"I will have to read this book as it could be titled, "Bad Dog, Figaro!" You know you have a bad dog when you are walking him down the street and a person who you have never met, pulls her car and yells, "you need to take him to obedience class.. He is really wearing you out." Needless to say, we will be attending obedience class on Monday October 25, 2009.

Now, back to "Marley Goes to School."

This was a great, well-written, exciting, and funny story. I felt like I was on a great train picking up speed as we follow the adventures of our hero... Marley!

It is Cassie's first day of school. Marley wants to join his best friend Cassie on her first day of school. Cassie tells Marley that he can't join her, because school is for kids... not dogs. End of story... Well, not quite! Marley is put in the backyard while mommmy and daddy walk Cassie to school.

Marley, unbeknownst to the family, takes matters into his own paws, and digs a tunnel and ends up at Cassie's school so he can be there with his best friend, Cassie all day.

Marley walks into the school... down the hallway... He visits the copy center.. AWAY he goes! He then finds his way into the cafeteria... where he finds hotdogs... oh, YUMMY for Marley! After downing a few hotdogs, he trots into music class, and chimes in... Science class... away Marley goes... and liberates mice from their cage... Oh, no... Marley enters my domain... yes, you guessed it... THE LIBRARY!

Marley's next stop.. gym class. Who knew Marley was an athlete? What do you think he will do in gym class? Yes... He steals the ball......... Did you guess it?

Marley the Mathematician? He entered math class.. Word problems? Algebra? Pythagorean Theory? Geometry? Who knew?

How did you like Marley's costume in math class? Did he bring any special friends along? You will have to read the book and see if you can locate any of Marley's friends in the picture.

Marley hears the sound of children playing.

Will he find Cassie?

Will he be caught and sent home DisappointeD? Friendless? Sad? Heart broken?

Does he run into the school principal? Will she end chase? Will she reunite Marley with his best friend, Cassie?

Is he called into the principal's office where she apprehends him? Threatens to call is parents? Ties him to a register?

What befalls our hero... Marley?

Does a chase ensue?

Is Marley re-united with Cassie and the rest of the family?

Do they live happily ever after?

You'll have to read the book for the answer!

Here is the link to John Grogan's web site:

Tune in to tomorrow!

A book a day, keeps the scary monster away!


- Ida

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