On a moonlit winter night, a team of dogs pulls a sled, taking the narrator and readers on a wondrous ride through the snow, into and out of the woods. It is a ride you'll wish would never end.
Through this exquisite prose poem, Gary Paulsen shares the joy, the beauty, and the grandeur of the outdoors. With his joyous text and Ruth Wright Paulsen's exuberant and expressive illustrations, Dogteam is a celebration of nature, a dance that invites everyone to join in.---from the publisher
32 pages 978-0440411307 Ages 5-9
Keywords: sled dog, nature, winter, poetry, outdoors, wonder, dogs, winter sports, 5 year old, 6 year old, 7 year old, 8 year old, 9 year old, adventure
Editor's note: This book can be paired with The Great Serum Race: Blazing the Iditarod Trail by Debbie S. Miller. A good tool for teaching students to use different types of sentences in their creative writing to create atmosphere and demonstrate feeling.