Comprehension Reading Questions for Rocky and Tiger by David Dabling
In what ways did Abigail and Anne try to delay bedtime on the first night staying with Grandpa and Grandma?
Although their parents were on a cruise, how did Grandpa and Grandma know the rules for the girls?
How long was Grandpa’s entire story? Could he tell it all in one night? What did he do instead?
What was television like when Grandpa was young? Why didn’t he have any video games or a laser pointer?
How did Grandpa and his brothers play with their cat named Tiger? Tell about when the boys were in the church parade with their cat.
How did the cat show when it was mad? How long would it stay mad?
Abigail and Anne pretended to be asleep, like the cat. Have you ever pretended to be asleep? Have you ever pretended to cry?
How did Grandpa and his brothers make and carry out a plan to convince their parents to get a dog? Where did they hold their planning meetings?
Which parent was easier to convince they could get a dog? Why?
What does it mean when parents say, “We’ll see?” Did that ever happen to you?
Do you know about television shows with dogs named Lassie and Rin-Tin-Tin? If not, try asking a grandpa or a grandma.
How did Grandpa get scratches on his face? What happened? Another time, how did he get blood on his face? What happened?
Why did Grandma vacuum the bed?
What did Grandpa and his brothers name their dog? Why were the dog’s paws so big?
Grandpa and Grandma took the twins on several outings during the day. Where did they go? Have you been to places like they went? Have you been on a ferry? Find Puget Sound on a map.
The dog and the cat eventually became friends. What was something that happened in the meantime?
First, the dog could live in the house. Then what happened? Next, the dog could stay in the yard but not go through the fence. Then what happened? Finally, where did the dog go to live? Could the boys see Rocky? Was Rocky happy?
How did the story end?
Tell your favorite part of the book.
Thank you for reading!