Milo Is Not a Dog Today

Milo loves to pretend. He goes on a journey looking for someone who understands his creative imagination. But the other animals only like to play with their own kind. When Milo pretends to be like them, they just laugh. Eventually he meets Cleo who also loves to pretend! Milo and Cleo become fast friends.

  • 9780807547946
  • September 2014

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  • The story will elicit giggles as larger-than-life Milo tries to add feathers, flippers, antlers, and wings. The large illustrations provide lots of dialogic reading opportunities.

    - School Library Journal

  • This simple tale about looking for acceptance and friendship may be one that’s been told before, but it’s a story that will resonate loudly with any child who has ever felt isolated or alone.

    - Library Media Connection

Common Core

RL.1.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,9 RF.1.1,2,3,4,4a,4b,4c SL.1.1,1a,1b,1c,2,4,5,6 L.1.1,1b,1c,1d,1e,1f,1g,1j L.1.4,4a,4c,5,5a,5b,5c,5d,6 W.1.1,3,5,8


  • Accelerated Reader Points: 0.5
  • ATOS Level: 1.9