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Dog Days of Summer Have Ended or So They Say

Posted by lindamartinandersen on August 12, 2015

A Writer's Playground Fotosearch_u17996074  “Dog Days of Summer Have Ended or So They Say” by Linda Martin Andersen

The Dog Days of summer have ended.  My thoughts on Dog Days: 

They are great days for reading about dogs and staying cool.  I did some of that.  Even though Dog Days have passed, plenty of summer reading time remains.  So why not read about dogs now?

Recently, I found great blog posts about dogs.  You might enjoy them too.  To celebrate  the debut of Maria Gianferrari’s book series, Penny &  Jelly–The School Show,

EMU members told of their favorite literary dog character here:


Looking for a writing prompt?

Write about an experience with a dog or other pet.  For ideas, check the ones shared by EMUs celebrating the debut of  My Dog is the Best by Laurie Thompson.  EMUs shared “what they think is the best in their lives.”


Looking for book signing tips?

EMU blogger,  Maria Gianferrari, passed along book signing tips for Penny & Jelly–The School Show.  If you’re a writer or illustrator, I recommend reading this post:


Looking for a fun picture book about a dog? Check out this one:

I’m My Own Dog by David Ezra Stein.  A picture book told from a dog’s point of view.  Fun!

What dog books would you recommend?

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