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Dogs for Kids: Everything You Need to Know About Dogs Paperback – May 25, 2007


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 9 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 4 - 6
  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: i5 Press (May 25, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1931993831
  • ISBN-13: 978-1931993838
  • Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 7.2 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #67,455 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

Starred Review. Grade 3–7—If you are looking for a book about canines that is entertaining as well as immensely informative, this is it. In a lively, conversational tone, Mehus-Roe offers a vast amount of material, from the history of dogs to vacationing with a pet, and provides practical and upbeat explanations, ideas, offbeat tidbits, and pertinent details. Some chapters should be required reading for both parents and children before an animal is brought into their lives. Without ever becoming preachy, the author emphasizes the importance of being a responsible pet owner. She highlights appropriate and imaginative fun activities to do with a dog. Many excellent black-and-white photos and clever illustrations capture the personalities and physical characteristics of a variety of canines and document the bond between them and the people who love and work with them. This humane and knowledgeable volume definitely deserves a spot on library shelves.—Carol Schene, formerly at Taunton Public Schools, MA
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From Booklist

Starting with a concise history of dogs, this fascinating, well-organized compendium of canine information will answer nearly every question a child or adult might have, from breeds, simple anatomy and general habits to the basic care and training of dogs, as well as jobs and careers involving dogs. Although directed at kids, the informal narrative also provides advice for parents and warnings regarding responsibility. Clear photographs and sketches show training techniques in easy-to-follow, sequential pictures. Colorful charts, boxed questions with answers, and diagrams insert important, interesting facts and address common misconceptions. An accessible index, a glossary, a pronunciation guide, and an excellent list of recommended books, Web sites, and magazines are appended along with a CD that contains photographs and illustrations from the book. A good resource for dog aficionados, this will also attract browsers and reluctant readers. Grades 4-7. --Linda Perkins

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Very easy to read & full of good info.
K. Todd
We purchased this book because it's "kid friendly" and it has everything you need to know about dog breeds and how to take care of them.
D. L. Daniel
My 10 year old daughter has already read half the book in one week and plans to reread it.
D. Gagnon

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By D. L. Daniel on January 30, 2009
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Our daughter got a puppy for Christmas. We thought it would be fun to have the rest of her Christmas gifts involve the puppy in some way. We purchased this book because it's "kid friendly" and it has everything you need to know about dog breeds and how to take care of them. We were not disappointed. It's a huge book and it contains everything a person needs to know care for their dog. My daughter loves the book and she's learning a lot. I recommend it and you can't beat the price. The same book at a book store would cost at least $25.00.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By 5Blessings on August 1, 2009
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After checking this book out of the library and constantly renewing it, I finally purchased it. My kids couldn't get enough of this jam-packed fact filled book. There is so much helpful information on care, breeds, sports, activities and so much more. Great colorful pictures.
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Puchased this book (hard cover) for one of my twin boys since he want a dog. He is to read through the book (easy read for him) and find out about different dogs, what dog would be best for him (and family), how to care for a dog, dog behaviors, how to stay safe with dogs, etc...

This book answers all of these questions and more.

A dog is a big responsibility and this book not only tell about different breeds and advise on if that breed is appropriate for your family but it also talk about the responsibility of owning a dog, dog behaviors, keeping your dog happy and healthy, etc..

It also have fun riddles, talk about dog walking business, adult alerts, show pictures of children taking care or help taking care of their pets which I though was great. It shows the child taking responsibility for their pet.

This book is a great read for not only kids but adults alike.

I couldn't put it down. Very interesting & Fun.

Highly recommended.
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By Angie on January 4, 2013
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We initially borrowed this book from our local library but loved it so much that we decided to purchase it from Amazon. Our twin daughters, age 8, have very much enjoyed reading this book and are actually teaching us! It's well written with lots of good, useful information which is easily understood by young readers. Nice prep for the new puppy in our home. Highly recommend it.
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By L. Kalmerton on January 10, 2010
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Got this for our granddaughter for a christmas gift,and among all the stuff she got she said it was her favorite. She really loves animals and is dreaming of being vet when she grows up. The book is well written easy to understand,has wonderful illustrations.
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By LIB on December 4, 2014
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My 11 year old daughter is really into dogs and this was her favorite book from the library...which has a lot of dog books. I decided to purchase this one as an excellent resource of overall information about all kinds of dogs. Highly recommended!
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I saw this at the library and thought this is a good book for families who don't know which breed to select or have questions re dogs already in the household. I purchased it for my grandson who adores it. They refer to it again and again.
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