Boomer’s Big Day

Constance W. McGeorge, Mary Whyte (1994), Chronicle Books

Boomer is very confused – all of his humans are very busy, there’s boxes everywhere, and men keep coming in to put them in a very large truck. On top of that, no one seems to have any time to play with him. Boomer is then taken on a long, long drive in a cramped car until he’s let out at a house he’s never seen before. Hesitant at first, Boomer explores until he discovers the great, big yard his new house has and the new friends that come along with it.

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How do you think Boomer felt at the beginning of the story when everyone in the house was too busy for him and he couldn’t even find his favorite toy?

How did Boomer show his family that he trusted them?

Boomer was very confused when he first arrived at the new house – he didn’t know any of the people around, or any of the places nearby. Have you ever been in a new place? What was one thing that made you feel more comfortable there?

At the end of the day, Boomer is much happier than he was at the beginning of the story. What happened that made him so happy?

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