|Tale of a scaredy-dog (Bea Garcia)|
Author: Zemke, Deborah
Book 3--Bea Garcia loves art, especially when she gets to draw pictures of her dog, Sophie. When Sophie runs away after an encounter with the neighbor's cat, Bea has to find a way to bring her home again.
|Accelerated Reader Information:|
Interest Level: LG
Reading Level: 2.90
Points: 1.0 Quiz: 505133
Kirkus Reviews (05/15/18)
Full Text Reviews:
Booklist - 07/01/2018 Bea Garcia is Latina, intelligent, and opinionated—and adamant that her dog, Sophie, is the smartest dog ever, that her neighbor Bert is a monster who called Bea names, and that Bert’s cat is a mean kitty. When Bea’s teacher groups the classroom in pairs for an interview project, Bea is paired with (naturally) Bert. And it goes none too well for them. After they bicker, the teacher decides that perhaps they should interview each other’s families instead. This doesn’t go as planned when Bert’s cat scares Sophie so badly she runs away. Thus, the search is on: Bea is resourceful and persistent in the search for her dog, making signs with her little brother and crumbling peanut-butter cookies around the house. In this third Bea Garcia book, fully illustrated in Dork Diaries style, readers will identify with Bea’s experiences and her fears. The conflict between Bea and Bert might help kids with experience on either side of bullying. As a bonus, the book ends with a humorous vocabulary list. - Copyright 2018 Booklist.