Marlis tells the true story of a recent late night encounter that she and her dog Gypsy had with "Pepe Le Pew" AKA skunk! What's quite interesting is that she tells the story from Gypsy's perspective!
Gypsy, a Jack Russell terrier, an energetic hunter by breed, picked up the scent of a varmint in her territory, thus began the story of "My Terrible, Horrible, No-Good, Very Bad Night" by Gypsy Rose Day. (Love this play on words of Judith Viorst's "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No-Good, Very Bad Day!)
What a great lesson! Have kids write stories from an animal's point-of-view!
Here's Gypsy BEFORE her encounter.
You don't want to see the AFTER picture!
CLICK ON Gypsy to read the entire "AROMATIC" story!
For those of you who remember Pepe Le Pew...
Watch the encounter of him with this pooch
Marlis is the author of the intriguing Margo Brown mystery series, the Secret of Bailey's Chase, Back to Bailey's Chase, and more.... all for middle grade kids.