This was a good book surprisingly. It was an easy read too which was great in my book. We read this as part of our 50 State Friday lessons on Florida. There were several scenes that described Florida and the scenery well. It was an endearing story of a little girl and her dog. I actually laughed out loud several times. We did not see the movie version of it.
Opal is a 10 year old girl who lives with her preacher father. She gets a dog that was running loose in a Winn Dixie store. She names the dog Winn Dixie and begs her father to keep him. Because of Winn Dixie, she gets her father to tell her 10 things about her mother who ran off when she was a baby. Because of Winn Dixie, she makes new friends in the town where she just moved. Because of Winn Dixie , she ……..
You get the point here. It is a good book that could be used for both girls and boys. Plus, there are a ton of links for study guides and other educational activities to go along with the book. I just googled the title and several appeared.
This is Book 1 of the 52 books in 52 weeks challenge.