A humbling, loving lesson on how boasting can hurt friends. CS1 Korean-language sources ko Webarchive template wayback links CS1 Japanese-language sources ja Articles with short description Music infoboxes with deprecated parameters Articles with hAudio microformats Articles containing Korean-language text All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from November Articles with unsourced statements from January Articles with unsourced statements from July Singlechart usages for Billboardjapanhot Singlechart called without song Singlechart usages for France Singlechart making named ref Certification Table Entry usages for Japan. His friends forgave him and kept him on their team of friends. This book would be good for independent reading and to have it on a class bookshelf.
Dog realize the way he's been acting is wrong. He cries a few puddles, apologizes to his friends and is promptly forgiven. He's then told he's the best at being their best friend and that he has beautiful fluffy ears. Tears the story completely down IMO.
Obviously having beautiful fluffy ears is the most important thing. So I AM the best. Like another reviewer wondered, is the author trying to condone his actions? After illustrating how wrong these same actions were through the entire story? I'm somewhat surprised to see this go unmentioned by so many people. It left a bad taste in my mouth and my six year old daughter noticed immediately. First she groaned, then she said, "Well, he learned nothing.
I was struck a little dumb because I really wasn't expecting the last page to be what it was. Obviously it's not a HUGE deal, especially for me because my daughter is very mature, very intelligent and was able to know, without this book, what is right and wrong.
Wouldn't this show them, even in some small, barely noticeable at first way, that this is the right, or an okay, way to be? The only reason I'm giving it the two stars is because the book, excepting the last page, is decent. Feb 01, Chris Shue rated it really liked it. This book seems very simple at the lesson it is teaching young readers.
The text is simple in nature and not very complex to read. The illustrations are bold and bright, almost appearing like a child painted them. The lessons about arrogance, humility, humbleness, competition, and rudeness seem very quick and to the point. I found though, when I peeled back the onion with this book, many life lessons can be provided by adult readers to children.
Who does like an arrogant winner, a gloating high This book seems very simple at the lesson it is teaching young readers. Who does like an arrogant winner, a gloating high performer, or a person lacking humility? Who wants that type of person on their team? Not many I would argue. In my opinion, teamwork and leadership is a topic that can be discussed for days, even with young children.
His friends forgave him and kept him on their team of friends. I think they were great friend mentors and accept each others flaws.
Not discussing those valuable life lessons with children would be a huge missed learning opportunity. Each friend had a valuable quality to add to their friendship, much like each human being has something valuable to offer a team or organization.
I think that many competitive adults could do themselves justice by reading this book. Fortunately, I always had good mentors around to explain right teamwork practices and how to put others well being before mine. I also enjoyed how a reader can use different voice inflections for the characters in the book. The book is short and sweet, but has so many hidden lessons to share with children.
Sep 15, Abdul rated it liked it. The book is about a dog named Dog. Dog wants to be the best at everything. Throughout the book he challenges his friends and beats them at different competitions. This makes Dog very boastful.
However, his boastfulness is cut short when he realises that some of his other friends are actually better than him at many things.
This humbles him, and he realises how mean he was to his friends. In the end, he apologises and they accept his apology. I liked the book because it conveys a moral message. I The book is about a dog named Dog. It basically teaches children why showing off is not a good trait. The book also has many colourful pictures which brings the story to life, and doesn't contain any difficult words. The appropriate age range for this book is years.
This book would be good for independent reading and to have it on a class bookshelf. Sep 09, Sarah added it Shelves: I'd just like to start out by saying that I am the Best! I must be faster then someone maybe that rock and I must be taller then someone else maybe that two year old --I must be the best!
I love Cousin's enthusiastic dog, who is sure that he is the best at everything because he is better then one of his friends. Unfortunately his bragging makes his friends sad so they show him that they are better then he at those things, which makes him sad. Fortunately dog has the most important thing, and I'd just like to start out by saying that I am the Best!
Fortunately dog has the most important thing, and it isn't big fluffy ears which are clearly the most important he has self confidence. It may be misplaced, but he is excited about life and his friends. I do love Lucy Cousins for preschool. I need more of her books. Oct 29, Bridget R. Wilson rated it liked it Shelves: Dog knows he's the best.
He can run faster than Mole. He can dig better holes than Goose. He's bigger than Ladybug. And he can swim better than Donkey. Mole can dig holes better than Dog. Goose can swim faster than Dog. Donkey's bigger than Dog. And Ladybug can fly higher than Dog. Nevertheless, Dog is the best at being their best friend and he has fluffy ears. Ergo, he's obviously the best. I liked the book. It shows that everyone is special in their own way. The bold, bright illustrations and the simple story are perfect for the smallest children.
Dec 01, Hawley rated it it was amazing. I think this book is very much in line with Lucy Cousins usual approach: I liked this book because it lovingly, compassionately, humorously addresses the desire of every kid to be "the best" and emphasizes gently that being loved and in forgiving community is better than just exceeding others abilities.
I also think it's realistic, in that we will always be I think this book is very much in line with Lucy Cousins usual approach: I also think it's realistic, in that we will always be better than someone and not as good as another - in anything we do! Jan 06, Ariel Cummins rated it really liked it Shelves: A funny story about a dog named Dog who knows that he's the best at everything. Until his friends give him a not-too-gentle lesson in comparing yourself to others. I found it funny and silly and quite true-to-life in terms of how kids often think.
The mixed-media illustrations are bright and colorful, and make the text feel playful. I think it would be fun for a story time about playing games or friends! Nice, large text and reoccurring refrain "I win. Jul 24, Emmaline MacBeath rated it really liked it Shelves: This book brought tears to my eyes. The dog is over boastful and makes his friends feel bad every time dog says he is better than they are.
Then the friends boast back and dog realizes how bad it feels to be put down. But the friends love him no matter what and that is what makes dog the best. I love the story's message as it is perfect for a young, learning, age group. My only negative is that the illustrations are rather messy which makes it less pleasing to look at. Would I recommend this book This book brought tears to my eyes.
Would I recommend this book? Especially for reading to younger children in group settings. This book depicts the theme of friendship. I'm the Best teaches a great lesson about how you should not boast. The dog goes through periods of time where he brags about everything.
This story also gives a mixed meaning when it arrives to the end. Do the characters actually gain a valuable lesson out of it? Even though this story may have a forgotten meaning by the end, teachers can still teach a valuable lesson to their students through this picture book. Jan 21, Melody Costa rated it really liked it Shelves: At first this is just another book to teach kids not to be too full of themselves and to be nice to their friends. The ending of the book is really what made me like it.
The bright pictures and the watercolor words are very attractive and will get children's attention quickly. And the simple narrative calls for interaction with the kids while reading out loud.
I think this will be a fun book to do for storytime. May 13, Char Hight rated it really liked it Shelves: This book was absolutely adorable. This book is a great way to teach character and what it means to be a good friend. Dog goes through the story boasting about him being the best at everything and winning against his friends. I would say this book is for K-2 grade. This is a great story to read the first week of school or even during National Character Counts week. Feb 24, Leanne Feathers rated it really liked it.
I liked this book because it is relatable to children. Kids always want to be the best or at least have something they are really good at. This book shows how everyone can be really good at some things and others can too.
It's a good book to show children that they can share some aspects of thins with others that good at it too. Oct 29, Allison Parker rated it liked it Shelves: Lucy Cousin's charming illustrations help tell the story of Dog, who likes to think he's the best at everything. Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.
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The parents' guide to what's in this book. What parents need to know Parents need to know that this gentle book puts a boastful show-off in his place -- humbled, but embraced by loving, understanding friends. Continue reading Show less.
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