THE YEAR OF THE DOG
Chin, Oliver. The Year of the Dog, Tales of the Chinese Zodiac. San Francisco, CA: Immedium, 2006
Daniel was born on New Year’s Day. Shortly after his birth, Lin, his family’s neighbor, came to visit. Lin and Daniel became best friends and loved to explore their neighborhood and the countryside.
Daniel’s parents reminded him that as a dog, it was his duty to protect Lin from strangers especially during their adventures.
One day, Lin and her parents and Daniel and his parents went on a picnic in the forest. Lin wandered off and Daniel went to look for her.
Daniel found Lin just as a tiger loomed in front of her. Frightened, the animal roared and scared Daniel and Lin. But Daniel remembered his duty as a dog and barked loudly at the tiger.
Their parents herd Daniel and came running and shouting. Their noise frightened the tiger who ran way. Everyone praised Daniel for his bravery.
Lin hugged Daniel. “You are my best friend!”
Daniel the dog
Lin, a girl
Act out The Year of the Dog for family and friends. What other situations and people can Daniel help with his barking?