Because of Winn Dixie
by Kate DiCamillo
Reviewed by Veronica P (age 9)
Veronica P is a student in Mrs. Schimmelpfennig's and Mrs. Cormeny's 3rd Grade Class
Have you ever been lonely? Had no one to talk to? Well, then read this book called Because of Winn-Dixie. It's about a girl named India Opal Buloni. Opal found a dog inside a store called Winn-Dixie. She named the dog Winn -Dixie, just like the store. Then she walked the dog that caused chaos in the store to her house to ask her father if she could keep him. Winn-Dixie and Opal go on a lot of adventures together. Opal, Winn-Dixie and some of their friends have a party. When a storm comes during the party there was a lot of thunder. Winn-Dixie has a pathological fear of storms, and when the storm happened Opal thought that Winn-Dixie ran away! Luckily, he did not run away, he was in Gloria's house underneath her bed.
I'm Veronica, and I like the book Because of Winn-Dixie because the preacher let Opal keep Winn-Dixie, and then Winn-Dixie helps Opal make lots of new friends. My favorite part is when Opal found Winn-Dixie at the grocery store because I was happy that she saved him from the pound. Another favorite part was when Winn-Dixie was outside the library window and he scared Miss Franny Block because she thought he was a bear. I am most like Winn-Dixie because he is funny and I am funny too.
I recommend this book to people who love animals and funny books!