Author-artist Nina Laden has taken her trademark wit and applied it to one of Shakespeare's best-lovedplays. Adults familiar with the classic love story will delight in the many references to the original play,all of which make this a rarity: a children's book they want to read again and again. And young children who know nothing of the Bard will be riveted by this funny yet touching tale about Romeow the cat and Drooliet the dog, two star-crossed lovers who meet by chance, marry in secret, and are kept apart by a snarling rottweiler, appalled owners, and the animal control warden. The clever details throughout the book belie the careful research behind this homage to true love won and lostand in the case of this book won againproving once and for all that dogs and cats can be friends.
|Publisher:||Chronicle Books LLC|
|Sold by:||Barnes & Noble|
|File size:||25 MB|
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|Age Range:||8 - 11 Years|
About the Author
Nina Laden lives in an old farmhouse in Seattle, which she renovated with her husband. She is the author of many books for children.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
One of the big problems with giving R&J a "happy" ending is justifying why the title characters don't die in the end. This book handled the situation by cleverly having Romeow give Drooliet one if his nine lives. I thought this story was going to be incredibly cheesy, but it was actually pretty cute.
Haylie Duff (Hillary's sister) reads this adaptation of Romeo and Juliet. This book nicely compares the waring clans as family of cats and a family of dogs. This helps the students better understand that the families do not get along and it also gives a better understanding how Shakespear's Romeo and Juliet could not get married since in this story a cat and a dog want to get married. I would recommend this story for upper elementary students since Drooliet gets hit by a car and Romeow gives up one of his lives to save her. This may be upsetting to younger students and they may not fully understand the 'nine lives' aspect of the storyline. A great activity would be to compare this story to Shakespear's play.Notes on the website:This is an excellent website to share with a class. It gives a summary of the book, MANY activity suggestions that encourage deeper involvement with the story itself or the themes of the story. The video is not just watching some reading. The clips are artfully edited between the actor(s) reading aloud and showing the illustrations form the book (zooming in and out and panning across the page to emphasize details). Other great features of storylineonlie.net is it easily offers a full screen option and it also offers a caption option so you can read along!!!