Betsy Byars has written a superb chapter book for early readers (grades 1-3) that would certainly make a great read aloud also. I stumbled on this story while looking for appropriate readers that discussed real tornados for Boo.
Tornado is a black lab who finds himself deposited in a farmyard by (how’d you guess?) a tornado. The dog’s story is told during another tornado by Pete who found him. Pete is now a grown man and a hired hand on another family’s farm. The family gathers in the storm cellar when a tornado threatens. Pete tells the stories about his dog to give the children something to focus on besides the storm.
Boo read this not too long ago and enjoyed it immensely. He recounted the story to me during car rides and meals. We both liked Doron Ben-Ami’s black and white illustrations.
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