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From the domestic popularity of the Golden Retriever to the wrinkly charm of the regal Shar-Pei, this generously illustrated compendium of everything canine is the perfect gift for the young dog enthusiast. The colorful, fact-filled pages and informative text provide children with a wide-ranging overview of the world of dogs. Kids will not only learn how to care for their dogs but also how to interpret their moods and understand their behavior, and physiology. The various breeds and their evolution are covered, as well as dogs in film, art, fiction, and mythology. Liz Taylor's lapdogs are given appropriate celebrity treatment, while Sirius the "Dog Star" is given credit for warning ancient Egyptians of the coming flood season. Special features include an illustrated glossary, index, and a canine family tree. From wet nose to wagging tail, this is the perfect gift for the young dog lover.
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Amanda O'Neill has worked in education since 1976 and has been a freelance writer and editor since 1986. She has written books on a wide range of subjects and wrote both I Wonder Why Spiders Spin Webs, and Cats. Amanda has never lived without cats - her current feline friend is rescue-cat Jess, a seven-year-old part-Burmese. Amanda lives in Leicestershire, England, with her family and a whole host of reptiles, bugs, and other creatures.From School Library Journal:
Grade 3-5-An attractive, oversized introduction to the evolution, history, breeds, physical characteristics, behavior, and care of the dog. The book covers a variety of topics ranging from a description of the canine body to a discussion of dogs in mythology, literature, art, and the movies. Each topic is addressed in a double-page spread with one or two paragraphs and descriptive captions providing a brief overview. A discussion on choosing, training, and caring for a dog is also included. A useful spread at the end of the book identifies famous dogs. Full-color and black-and-white photographs, reproductions, and illustrations appear throughout. Both the glossary and index are decorated with humorous drawings. An appealing collection of tidbits that children will enjoy.
Carol Kolb Phillips, The Library, East Brunswick, NJ
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Book Description Kingfisher, 1999. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0753451751
Book Description Kingfisher, 1999. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0753451751