Both a classic tale of two boys and their new puppies and an informative description of responsible pet care, this well-paced story has just the right amount of stomach-fluttering suspense. Parallel accounts follow Andrew and Matt—and their puppies, Boomer and Chance—over the course of a year, and each short chapter provides a lesson on animal behavior, such as A puppy needs to spend lots of time around people and Never EVER scold a puppy when he comes to you. Promoting responsible pet adoption and ownership, consistent veterinary care, and obedience training, the book also provides a pet tip index, a supplies list, a suggested reading list, and a note to parents.
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Judy Masrud has worked as an aide to learning-disabled children and is the author of a phonics curriculum for homeschoolers, Ringbound Reading. She lives in Dallas, Wisconsin. Cathy Pool is a freelance illlustrator with a special interest in children and wildlife subjects. She lives in Shell Lake, Wisconsin.Review:
"A gem of a book for kids to read and families to share." —Sarah Hodgson, dog trainer, New York Times columnist, and author, Puppies for Dummies and Puppy Perfect
"This book is an excellent learning tool for any child and family who are considering adopting a puppy." —Children's Literature
"A great start at investigating the question: Should we get a dog?" —AdoptingaDog.org
"The world would be a better place if every family read this...informative book before they brought home a puppy." —Patricia McConnell, animal behaviorist and author, The Other End of the Leash
"A great educational tool." —The Latham Letter
"Cleverly combines an original story with sound advice on training a new dog and treating them correctly." —Blueprint Magazine, newsletter of The Blue Cross, Britain's pet charity
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Book Description Birdseed Books, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Cathy Pool (illustrator). book. Bookseller Inventory # M0977414205
Book Description Birdseed Books, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0977414205
Book Description Birdseed Books, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110977414205