Hi there from The Girlz Korner in upstate New York where you'll find light, witty and rather entertaining articles on every topic imaginable from The Little Black Dress to Making Whoopie. So if you get a chance to kick back and exhale, if only for a brief moment ... come on over and see me some time.
Yes, the dog in the avatar is a member of the R.E.A.D. Program (Reading Education Assistance Dogs). My daughter read a book to him at the library. Dogs in the program help children develop confidence in reading aloud and encourage children to get interested in reading. Thanks for asking.
You only need to finish the first book before you see the movie because the movie just covers the first book. I did hear they are going to start pre-production on the movie version of book #2 at the end of this month!!!