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DEWEY DOO-IT Helps Owlie Fly Again; A Musical Storybook Inspired by Christopher Reeve to Benefit the Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation

Author: Brahm Wenger and Alan Green

Illustrator: Jean Gillmore

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Publisher: Brahm Wenger & Greenheart Productions,

Material: hard cover

Summary: It didn't take long before Dewey's new kite got stuck high in a tree. When he went to ask Owlie for help, he learned that his friend was in an accident and couldn't fly any more. Dewey and the other Doo-it children are determined to help Owlie fly again. This is a book about the happiness that comes from helping others. This book comes with a CD.

Type of Reading: playtime reading, read aloud book, learning to read, interactive reading

Recommended Age: read together: 3 to 7; read yourself: 9 and Up

Interest Level: 2 to 8

Age of Child: Started reading with 3½-year-old child.

Young Reader Reaction: An instant hit! After the first read, our preschooler wanted another one; and we read the book four times the first day! S/He loves the CD that tells the story and adds songs, too.

Adult Reader Reaction: This is a truly great story. Owlie's accident resulted in a wheelchair-bound bird, and the language is such that kids can see how to ask questions without being overbearing or inappropriate. I love the names of the Doo-It siblings

Pros: The story moves quickly, has great made-up words, and gets kids engaged. This would be a perfect book for schools that mainstream.

Cons: Absolutely None.

Borrow or Buy: Buy! Aside from the fact that your purchase helps others, it is a wonderful book. A substantial portion of the profits go to the Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation.

If You Liked This Book, Try: MAGGIE AND KATE: A FRIENDSHIP BEGINS   ALLEY OOPS   FINKLEHOPPER FROG

Educational Themes: This is a story about compassion, teamwork, and friendship. For older readers, you may be able to talk about being flexible (I.e., just because something isn't like you planned/want it to be doesn't mean you can't enjoy it or be happy).

Literary Categories: Fiction - animal characters, friendship, picture book series, teamwork, illness, health

Date(s) Reviewed: May 2005

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