Four-Legged Friend Motivates Young Readers at Fairgrieve

A special visit by a four-legged friend is getting students at Fairgrieve Elementary School excited about books and the stories that they are reading.

Special guest – (Titan) Mudge the Dog

Second grade teacher Sharon Lachut invited Denise Abel and her dog, Titan, to the school because of his striking resemblance to the students’ favorite character from in the Henry and Mudge series of books written by Cynthia Rylant.

Mudge is a 182-pound English Mastiff and the companion of a young boy named Henry.

While special guest Titan was not quite 182-pounds the visit gave students an opportunity to visualize the character’s size and relive some of the adventures that they enjoyed reading about.