Because of Winn Dixie
by Kate DiCamillo
Reviewed by Riley G (age 9) and Olivia C (age 9)
Riley G and Olivia C are students in Mrs. Schimmelpfennig's and Mrs. Cormeny's 3rd Grade Class
The book Because of Winn-Dixie has one amazing dog, and his name is Winn -Dixie. Winn – Dixie, along with other characters in the book are Opal, Amanda, The Preacher, Stevie, Dunlap, Sweetie Pie, Miss Franny Block, and Otis all become friends. You are probably wondering how Opal got Winn-Dixie. Well, she went to the store to get some stuff and came home with a dog. He got his name from the store because the store is named Winn-Dixie. Opal asked the preacher if she could keep Winn-Dixie, and the preacher said yes. Opal and Winn-Dixie had a lot of adventures and met a lot of new people. At the end, Opal, Winn-Dixie, and one friend, Gloria, had a party together, and even The Preacher came. Read the book to find out all the adventures that Winn -Dixie and Opal had.
We both like the book because we both really like dogs and adventures, and we think that it was funny in parts. Olivia's favorite part is when they have the party at Gloria's house. Riley's favorite part is when Opal finds Winn - Dixie at the store. Riley's connection is when her dog ran away like Winn -Dixie did, but Riley never found her dog, and that made her sad. Olivia's connection is when her dog helped her met a lot of people, just like Winn – Dixie helped Opal meet new people. We are both like Opal because she LOVES animals like we both do.
We recommend the book Because of Winn-Dixie to people that like dogs. We think that people that likes dogs would really really like this book.