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“Dogzilla”by Dav Pilkey

Theme 3


Meet the Author and Illustrator

Even before he was old enough to go to school, Dav Pilkey loved drawing. Today, he writes and illustrates his own booksand draws pictures for other authors’ books. He says, “I feel really lucky to be able to make a living doing my favorite things”.

(from www.eduplace.com)


Genre: Fantasy

  • A fantasy is a type of incredible story.

  • Something that is incredible is amazing, unbelievable, or not likely to happen.

  • This story places ordinary characters in a traditional monster-movie plot.


Summary

  • The dreadful Dogzilla destroys the streets of Mousopolis, ruining the city’s cook-off. Brave mice attack, but Dogzilla’s terrible doggy breath defeats them. Finally, the mice come up with a better plan-BATH TIME! Dogzilla flees, and Mousoplois is saved, at least until next year.


Background Information

  • This story is a “spoof”, or a silly take-off, of the monster movie Godzilla. If you would like to find out more about Godzilla, click on the monster below!


Key Concept

Movie Monsters


Key Vocabulary

  • colossal

  • creature

  • heroic

  • horrifying

  • monstrous

  • terrifying

  • tremendous


colossal

very big; enormous


creature

a living being, especially an animal


heroic

very brave or daring


horrifying

causing much fear


monstrous

extremely large; enormous


terrifying

causing much fear


tremendous

very great, large, or powerful


GUESS THE COVERED WORD


American soldiers are heroic men and women that fight for our freedom.


American soldiers are heroic men and women that fight for our freedom.


The scary movie was horrifying to watch.


The scary movie was horrifying to watch.


The volcano erupted a tremendous amount of lava.


The volcano erupted a tremendous amount of lava.


The skyscrapers in New York are colossal.


The skyscrapers in New York are colossal.


The brown creature was crawling up my arm.


The brown creature was crawling up my arm.


The monstrous giant defeated the mouse.


The monstrous giant defeated the mouse.


The dog was terrifying the little girl.


The dog was terrifying the little girl.


Strategy Focus: Evaluate

  • When we evaluate, we form an opinion about we see and/or read.

  • The author calls this story “extremely goofy”. Do you agree with him?

  • Evaluate how well he uses the words and pictures to make you feel this way.


Strategy Focus: Evaluate

Let’s try it!

Tell a partner how the picture

on the title page makes you feel.

~or~

Tell a partner how you feel about the

title of this story.


Comprehension Skill Focus: Fantasy/Realsim

  • We have defined fantasy as incredible, not real, and unbelievable.

  • As we read “Dogzilla”, we find examples of things that are fantasy (not real) and some things that are real and could really happen in life.


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