{Don’t Swap Your Sweater for a Dog: Katherine Applegate}Don't Swap Your Sweater for a Dog by Katherine Applegate
Series: Roscoe Riley Rules
Published by HarperColllinsChildrens on May 27, 2008
Genres: Childrens, Realistic Fiction
Pages: 96
Format: Paperback
Source: Store Bought
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{Synopsis} – It seems like everyone has an award of some kind. Except Roscoe. But a pet-trick contest is coming up, and first prize is a big, shiny trophy. Roscoe really wants that trophy—would he even borrow someone else's dog to win?

{My thoughts} – Once again Roscoe Riley is in timeout. This time it’s because he lied to his parents. He wanted to enter a dog trick contest to win a trophy and since his dog goofy didn’t know any tricks, he borrowed someone else’s dog.

He had told his parent that the owner of the dog really wanted his do in the contest. However, that wasn’t true. Eventually he came clean with his parents, but he still ended up in timeout.

I highly recommend this book for any child that is having a difficult time engaging in the book world. It has a nice lesson about following the rules and it has humor, which makes for a nice read.

Final Conclusion: 5 Star Rating.