Dear Mrs. LaRue: Letters from Obedience School

Ike, Mrs. LaRue’s dog, has an active imagination that makes for more interesting letters to his owner than reality.  Sent to obedience school, Ike feels he is unjustly imprisoned and so he escapes.  Colourful illustrations show what’s really happening, while the monochrome illustrations depict Ike’s spin on the situation and how he recounts events to Mrs. LaRue in his letters.

Mike Teague’s wry hero will engage all ages.  Teach letter writing convention, exaggeration and vocabulary with this book.


About AnEducationInBooks

Wendy BooydeGraaff is the author of Salad Pie, a children's picture book published by Ripple Grove Press. Her work has been published in Emrys Journal Online, The Emerson Review, Jellyfish Review, Bending Genres, SmokeLong Quarterly and Leopardskin & Limes, and is forthcoming in NOON. Read more work at or find her on Twitter @BooyTweets.
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