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Toasty, by Sarah Hwang

A funny story of Toasty, a piece of bread who wants to be a dog. Toasty goes to the park to play with dogs and possibly become one. In the end, he finds a new owner and learns that, just as he suspected, he’s a perfect dog (for some).
Age Groups: Little Kids
Skills: Feelings, Identity, self-esteem

Discussion Questions

  • How does Toasty feel in the beginning of the story? Have you ever felt that way?
  • What does he want?
  • What surprises him when he tries to play with real dogs?
  • Were YOU surprised by the ending?
  • How do you think Toasty and his new owner feel at the end?