Because of Winn Dixie

Written by Kate DiCamillo

Reviewed by Aniyah R (age 9) and Tristan R (age 8)

There is this girl, Opal, who went to the store for a box of macaroni and cheese, some white rice, and two tomatoes, and came back with a dog instead. Her dad was really surprised! Read the book to see if she got to keep the dog.

Hi, my name is Aniyah. My favorite part of Winn Dixie was when Opal was at the grocery store and went home with a dog. This was my favorite part because it was funny. Opal's dad was confused why she brought home a dog instead of groceries. The character that was in this book that was my favorite was Winn-Dixie because he sounds like a good and fun dog. The Character that I made a connection with in Because of Winn-Dixie was The Preacher. The reason that I made a connection to him was because we have a friend in our family who is a preacher, and she has taken me to church every Wednesday and Sunday since I was about six months old.

Hi, my name Tristan. My favorite part of Because of Winn-Dixie is when Winn-Dixie sneezes. He smiles so hard he sneezes, when Otis is playing his guitar he gets so sleepy he sneezes, when he sits in front of the fan he sneezes. I think it is funny; all the things that make him sneeze. My favorite character, as well as the character I made the biggest connection with, are both Winn-Dixie because he is so funny!! He does so many funny things. Like when he was running around the Winn-Dixie store knocking everything over, but he was having a great time! When he smiles so big he shows his teeth. Or when he eats peanut butter, or sits in front of the fan hogging it; that was all funny. I have two baby sisters, and I am good at making them laugh. I make funny faces at them, or I tickle them in the belly. My favorite character is Winn-Dixie because he is so funny, and I connect with Winn-Dixie because both Winn-Dixie and I are funny.

I (Aniyah) recommend this book to my niece because she loves dogs. When she sees a dog, she will run up to the dog and pet it or hug it.

I (Tristan) recommend this book to my Dad because he likes dogs.

Aniyah R and Tristan R are students in Mrs. Schimmelpfennig and Mrs. Cormeny's 3rd Grade Class
2016-2017