In this animated short by Sheldon Cohen, young May wants a dog more than anything else in the world. She thinks about dogs all the time; she talks about them, reads about them and covers the walls of her bedroom with dog pictures. But every time she asks her parents for a puppy, they tell her to wait till she's older. But sticking to her motto of "If at first you don’t succeed, try again," May comes up with an ingenious idea to change her parents' minds. Based on the book by Dayal Kaur Khalsa.
Ages 6 to 13
Study Guide - Guide 1
English Language Arts - Children's Stories/Fables
Family Studies/Home Economics - Adulthood
Health/Personal Development - Human Growth and Development
In an oral discussion with Kindergarten children, ask how they would convince
their parents to let them have a dog. If they already have one, then they
should respond about something else they desire. Grades 1–3 can also answer
the same question in a journal. Ask students to respond to the following
question: Could May have used something besides a roller-skate to show how
well she could take care of a pet?