Because of Winn-Dixie

Written by Kate DiCamillo

Reviewed by Blaize H (age 9), Jaelynn C (age 8) and Konar C (age 9)

It all started with a trip to the Winn-Dixie grocery store, and there he was, running around the store causing chaos. Right then, Opal knew he was the one to go on adventures with her. Read the book Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo. Hi,my name is Konar, and my favorite part of Because of Winn-Dixie was when Opal found Winn-Dixie in the grocery store. This is my favorite part because Winn-Dixie was running around in the grocery store. Opal claimed him as her own even though he was running around making a mess. The character in this book that is my favorite was Winn-Dixie. He is my favorite character because he is funny, smiles a lot, and he is Opal's best friend. The character that I made a connection with is Otis because I love animals, and so does Otis. I hate them being in cages, and Otis hates that too. That's why he would let them all out of their cages and play music for them.

Hi, my name is Jaelynn, and my favorite part of Because of Winn-Dixie was when Ms. Franny Block told her story about the Litimus Lozenges. This was my favorite part because her stories are always so interesting you want to hear more. The character in this book that was my favorite was Otis. He is my favorite character because he was honest about going to jail to Opal. The character in this book I made a connection with in Because of W inn-Dixie was Otis. The reason why I made a connection with Otis is I am very shy (around new people) and I love animals just like Otis.

Hi, my name is Blaize, and my favorite part of Because of Winn-Dixie was when Otis was playing guitar at the pet store for the animals. This was my favorite part because Otis had all of the animals out of their cages, and they were all sitting still just listening to Otis play. My favorite character is Opal because she is kind to people and animals. I made a connection with Opal because she likes to meet new people and so do I.

I (Konar) recommend this book to everybody because it's a good book, and I think everybody should read it.

I (Jaelynn) recommend this book to everyone because it is a heart warming tale of a girl and her dog.

I (Blaize) would recommend this book to anyone who like animals and kids, because who can resist a dog who smiles?!

Blaize H, Jaelynn C and Konar C are students in Mrs. Schimmelpfennig and Mrs. Cormeny's 3rd Grade Class
2016-2017