Grades 3 - 5
Grade level Equivalent: 4.3
Lexile® Measure: 670L
Guided Reading: P
- Character and Values
- Culture and Diversity
About This BookAll Curtis wants is a dog.
At the animal shelter, Curtis falls in love with Sammy, a friendly puppy with curly black fur, floppy ears, a wagging tail, and perfect white teeth. He's the best dog in the whole world.
At home, things are different-Sammy steals food and chews sneakers and toys-but Curtis loves him anyway. Then Sammy bites Curtis's mom, and Curtis has to face the fact that Sammy's not perfect after all.
Will Curtis have to give Sammy up? Or will he do whatever it takes to keep his dog?