Woodrow to welcome Wally
Young readers -- and their parents -- who enjoyed the antics of the friendly basset hound, Woodrow, last year can look forward to more in coming weeks.
Starting Monday (February 21) in the Accent section, is a new 13-week series focusing on the furry fella and his experiences as a therapy dog. And this time around, Woodrow is joined by Wally, a feisty young basset hound that has joined his family.
Prologue: Words from Woodrow
Chapter 1: Some Dreams Come True
Chapter 2: A Misty Day
Chapter 3: Woodrow´s Big Surprise
Chapter 4: A Worried Mind
Chapter 5: A Challenging Pup
Chapter 6: Amazed and Confused
Chapter 7: Woe is Wally
Chapter 8: Wild and Wacky Wally
Chapter 9: Sports and A Dog´s Life
Chapter 10: Someone Got A Goat?
Chapter 11: No Tricks for Woodrow
Chapter 12: Woodrow´s Shining Moment
The series is a Newspaper in Education (NIE) supplement. Each chapter contains a story, activities for children and suggestions for parents. Area schools will be incorporating the tales into classroom activities with emphasis on reading, writing and vocabulary development.
Barbara Shapley, author and creator of The Woodrow Tales, is a lifelong educator, whose career spans four decades of teaching at all grade levels in New York and Florida.
The stories are written on a fourth to sixth grade reading level, but are at an interest level for children age 5 and older.
Shapley is a consultant for the Florida Department of Education´s NIE programs. The idea for the series came from observing a family basset hound, the real Woodrow, who became a pet therapy dog. Characters are ficitional representations of Shapley´s own family, including her son Rick, his wife Michele and Michael and Marie, their children -- plus, of course, their pets Woodrow and Barney.
News-Journal Staff Report