Why Dogs—Education Pack

At Why Dogs, we believe in the power of imagination.

One of the greatest gifts you, as educators, can provide, is the ability to form mental images of scenes, objects or events that cannot be perceived through the five senses.

In fact, Albert Einstein himself believed imagination to be far more important than knowledge. He said, “For while knowledge defines all we currently know and understand, imagination points to all we might yet discover and create.”

As teachers, it will come as no surprise to you that reading sparks the imagination.

The Why Dogs series lends itself to questions of inquiry, wonderment, fun and, of course, imagination. This has become overwhelmingly apparent in testimonials from teachers around Australia who, delighted by the rhyming verse and cheeky characters, have shared these books with their students.

Such was the response, we decided to work with a teaching professional to develop a rich educational resource to help teachers use the series meaningfully in their classrooms. The Why Dogs Education Resource Kit includes discussion questions, comprehension activities and even a playscript, all aligned with possible key learning areas, themes and ideas and content descriptions drawn from the Australian National Curriculum. Additionally, the kit equips teachers with printable classroom displays, borders and biographies of both the author and illustrator.

Sample Pages 12 & 13 from Why Dogs Education Resource Kit

The Why Dogs Education Resource Kit can be purchased as part of our exclusive schools Why Dogs Education Pack, which includes:

  • One hardcopy cover of each book in the Why Dogs series: 

Why Dogs Sniff Bums
Why Dogs Bury Bones
Why Dogs Circle to Lie Down
Why Dogs Chase Cats
Why Dogs Don’t Bark at Santa

  • One CD featuring audio books of each in the series
  • An electronic copy of the Education Resource Kit
  • Why Dogs student bookmarks

A spiral-bound hard copy of the 36-page Education Resource Kit can be purchased for an additional $25.

BUY NOW  for the introductory price of $195 (RRP: $230) including free postage

“All books are beautifully written and appeal to young readers. I love that they offer a ‘why’ question, which gets kids thinking even before reading.”

Samantha, (Gwandalan NSW)

“The kit is a great resource that can definitely be used in the classroom.”

Michelle, (Hobart TAS)

“The Education Resource Kit is very helpful in assisting and preparing teachers to teach English through stories. The questions stimulate thinking [and] the research and writing tasks involve process thinking and clear guidance.”

Olyvia, (North Ryde NSW)

“The playscript and the comprehension questions are interesting and thoughtful. I enjoyed exploring the visual arts questions to get students thinking about how illustrations help tell the story. The audio CD is a great bonus.”

Marissa, (Launceston TAS)

“Greg’s visit to our isolated country school was inspiring.”

Vanessa, (Ouse TAS)

The teaching staff were thrilled with Greg and his wonderful story telling. It was particularly nice to watch how engaged all our students were.”

Corpus Christi Catholic School, Bellerive , Hobart

A Message from The Author

As one of my many young readers, you are very important to me. It is your support that gives me the inspiration to keep writing.  The fact you love my books is the best reward ever – so, thank you from the bottom of my heart! To try to repay your support, I offer regular competitions with great prizes for all my readers. To keep up with the latest competition, why not join our Mailing List. I can then let you know when the next competition is coming up and what you can win.

Greg Ray

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