Have you heard of:
I may be a little bit biased because you know, I'm a dog-lover--- but I think this book is soooo cute! It's basically a profile of different breeds of dogs, they are speaking from their perspective about their unique characteristics. And of course, they have a German Shepherd! My shepherd doesn't "herd" people like the one in the book, but I don't think my baby knows she's a dog at all, much less how she's supposed to act as a dog! She's not spoiled by the way....she's cherished. :)
I can see the kiddos writing from their pet's perspective or classifying the different dogs by their attributes. There are many possibilities! I love how it starts out with the puppy and its owners expectations for him and ends with an older dog who does all those things now.
Anyway, just thought I'd share! Hope everyone is either enjoying their summer break or at least close to getting there. I'm teaching summer school-not even a day in-between as a break! But I really like it-I like working with a different group of kids and really trying to fill in those gaps.