This video segment from Between the Lions is an animated version of the published book My Dog Is as Smelly as Dirty Socks, where a young girl sketches a portrait of her family for school, but the young girl doesn't like the portrait. She feels that there are so many things about her family members that can't be seen in the sketch. So she makes her picture better by creating portraits of all her family members — and their dog — using a variety of objects that describe their personality traits. These objects include a party favor, a croissant, marbles, a horn, and dirty socks. Then the girl describes herself through objects too. All of the words are displayed in the video. Some of the featured vocabulary includes: daddy, mommy, brother, and baby; however, many more words are covered. This video segment provides a resource for Fluency, Text Comprehension, Vocabulary, and Language and Vocabulary Development.
This media asset comes from the Between the Lions episode: "Mole and the Baby Bird & Owen and Mzee."
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