The fifth Iowa Children's Choice Award nominee that I chose to read was The Fast and the Furriest by Andy Behrens. Kevin and his dog Cromwell are classic couch potatoes until Cromwell sees a dog agility contest on TV. Read on to find out how life changes for Kevin, Cromwell, and their family!
This book would work well for practicing identifying cause and effect, summarizing, and identifying main ideas and supporting details. Students could also compare and contrast beginning of the book Kevin and Cromwell to ending of the book Kevin and Cromwell.