The Trouble with Tuck
Friar Tuck Golden Boy is a yellow lab. He has a problem. And so does everyone who loves him. The biggest problem is that no one knows how to help. Prepare to be touched by this heartwarming story.
After your child receives and reads this book, Discuss one or more of the following questions to help him/her make connections and build comprehension.
- When Helen learns that Tuck's eyesight won't get better she cries. When was the last time you cried? What did you cry about? Write that story. Share your story with a parent.
- Tuck got hit by a car. Helen had to take care of him. Think of another story where someone needs to take care of someone. Use a Venn diagram. How are they like Helen? How are they different? Share your diagram with a parent.
- Tuck could help scientists find a cure for retinal atrophy. However, that would mean that Tuck would be experimented on, and then killed. Which decision is the better one? Why? Talk about it with a parent.
- Helen wishes Tuck could talk. Invent the conversation they have, where Tuck tells Helen he has trouble seeing. Write that conversation down. Share it with a parent.
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