Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Summer Reading with Daisy: Good Boy, Fergus!

Today is our first official first day of summer!! My favorite part of summer is having lots of time to read. Our local library, OCPL, has a summer reading program called Paws to Read. Daisy is now old enough to read books instead of chewing them up. So, she is going to review a book every Wednesday from now until the end of August. We hope to introduce you to some new titles or remind you of some previous favorites that you can check out from your local library!
Here we go...
"I am so excited to tell you all about the story Good Boy, Fergus! by David Shannon. He also wrote the No, David books.  I heard the word 'no' a lot when I was a baby pup.  Guess what...I still hear it just like Fergus does in the book.  I'm thinking David Shannon's parents told him 'no' a lot and that's why he writes these types of books!
I can really identify with Fergus.  We look the same, have a red collar, and have a lot of similar adventures. The biggest difference is that he's a Westie boy and I'm a Scottie girl.  
Belly rubs?
 Count me in!  They do feel good!
There is even a page I think David Shannon wrote because he was spying on ME!  How else could he know I like to eat daisies? Hmmmmm...
Here I am trying to look just like the cover.  I took all the fluff out of my stuffie and the pillow, so they're not in the picture. I told my peep I was decorating for the last day of school - she didn't believe me.  I know Fergus would believe me...he's probably done the same thing.
When I read this story, I think Fergus is a very well-behaved dog because we do a lot of the same things.  People might believe Fergus is just a little bit stubborn.  Of course he's stubborn, he's a terrier!  It's great to have opinions about what you read, right?!  You'll have to let me know what your opinion is about Fergus.
I think you would really like to read this story about Fergus.  The illustrations have lots of funny details.  There are silly parts, uh-oh parts, and parts that you'll say, "awwwwwww". A really fun fact about every David Shannon book is he has hidden a Fergus somewhere in an illustration!  I'm off to read some more books and will have another great title for you next Wednesday. oxox, Daisy"



  1. Looks like a great book. Hadn't heard of those. We like Angus books.

    XXXOOO Bella Roxy & Dui

  2. My peep has that book! She got it because it reminded her of Uncle Fergus. It's very cute!

  3. what a great read and you two do look alike - love the double belly rubs - that was so cute

  4. Fergus seems like a grreat guy! I wish he had a blog instead of just a book so we could talk to him.

  5. Our mom was the Head Elementary School Librarian in the district she worked for... and she says that she used to read that book to her students... and they LOVED it... She had Several of Mr. Shannon's books in her schools.

  6. Very good idea Daisy. More people should real books again and not on the computer
    Lily & Edward

  7. Oh Daisy what a great thing to do ~ Read A Book.
    Sweet William The Scot

  8. Daisy what a great book. It is books like this that draw children into the wonderful world of reading...a life log adventure
    Madi your bfff

  9. Pawesome book but sometimes you just have to chew on them, ya know after you read them.

    Aroo to you,

  10. We will have to check that out. Happy reading!!


  11. What a pawsome book to start your summer holidays with! We think you and Fergus could be twins...ok...twins from different mothers but the resemblance and traits are just remarkable, right? Mom LOVED summer holidays when she was a teacher - these would be in December for us - she would also spend her days reading books and catching up on her life. We look forward to the next book review.
    Wally & Sammy