- Paperback: 228 pages
- Publisher: AuthorHouse (December 19, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1434341860
- ISBN-13: 978-1434341860
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,819,832 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Badge on My Collar: A Chronicle of Courageous Canines Paperback – December 19, 2007
About the Author
About the Author Marilyn Jeffers Walton is a graduate of The Ohio State University. She has written six books for children, including the successful Celebration Series for Raintree-Steck-Vaughn. Her book, Chameleons' Rainbow, won a Children's Choice award in 1986. She is the author of Rhapsody in Junk-A Daughter's Return to Germany to Finish Her Father's Story. She and her husband, a retired Miami University professor, raised three sons in Oxford, Ohio, where they currently reside. She has always loved dogs including her own canines, Willie, Smokey and a German shepherd mix and K-9 wannabe, Sandy.
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Top Customer Reviews
Badge on My Collar gives the reader a unique collection of true stories about police dogs, one search and rescue dog and one military dog. What I liked about this book is that it shows the reader the successes and failures that police K-9 handlers experience in their training and selection of dogs. Without getting overly dramatic or emotional, Ms. Walton lets us share the joy, pride and grief that the handlers experience living and working with their dogs. She has selected specific incidents for each dog in order to show the reader how the dogs work and the dangers they face. The message about how valuable these dogs are to the police departments comes across in each story.
Ms. Walton is an award winning children's book writer and this was evident in her writing style for this book. She was able to present the material in a direct, simple and informative manner, making it easy for the young reader to enjoy. Although some of the stories have a sad ending, Ms. Walton handles it in a way that does not traumatize the reader. The main message that comes through is the depth of the bond that exists between working dogs and their handlers. This is a fun and informative book for the entire family.