A dog's young owner describes the birth of her puppies and their first few weeks of life.
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This is Carolyn Otto's third book in the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science Series. Her other books include I Can Tell by Touching, illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott, and What Color Is Camouflage?, illustrated by Megan Lloyd. Ms. Otto lives in Highland Ranch, CO.
Mary Morgan studied art in Mexico. She has illustrated over twenty-five books for children and presently lives in Parkville, MO.
PreSchool-Grade 2-Simple and clear best describe this offering. A young unnamed girl begins, "When I put my arms around our dog, she feels fatter than she used to. She has puppies growing inside her...." When shown pictures of what is happening inside the dog's womb, the child marvels at how the puppies change and grow. The birth sequence is quite sanitary. "When the first puppy is born at last, it looks like he's in a plastic bag." Care of the new puppies and their mother is covered. The story ends with finding new homes for the litter and some advice on how to handle newborns. Bright, pleasant illustrations accompany the text, giving the book a happy, cozy look. Even mama dog (who appears to be a golden retriever) seems to be smiling. No new ground is covered here, but the simplicity is perfect for young children.
Jane Claes, T. J. Lee Elementary School, Irving, TX
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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110060272716
Book Description HarperCollins Publishers. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0060272716 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.0013575
Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0060272716