Tucker McBride

Return to a time when a boy could be a boy; when life was more clear from the top branch of a tree; when a kid could trade anger and disappointment for action and adventure; when the whole neighborhood was his playground; and the sloppy kiss from a dog could make everything right.


Saturday, January 18, 2020

The Real Tucker McBride

  My husband, Bill, is the "prototype" for Tucker McBride. Yes, he did all that stuff in the book. Someone asked for a picture of Bill when he was about Tucker's age. Here it is, although the dog is not Joe since the years in the book were adjusted to meet the new  timeline. Joe was not living at the time the picture was taken; but, he would have looked a lot like this one.

All of you have had an encounter with a dog. It was a good experience or not-so-good. Write a few paragraphs about your favorite dog or the dog that made you afraid of canine beasties. Either draw a portrait of the animal or clip a picture from a magazine that is a good likeness or example of the breed. If you're on a computer or other device, cut and paste or upload from your browser.

Create another paragraph about the breed, or highlights of a mixed breed, describing that type of dog(s) and how your pup is similar and/or different (compare and contrast.

If you don't currently have a dog, describe one from your past, the neighbor's or friend's dog, or one from a favorite movie or TV show. If you're really inventive, create a breed in your head and talk about that one, the pros an cons. Happy dog-watching.

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