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My Dog!

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My Dog!

A Kids' Guide to Keeping a Happy & Healthy Pet

By Michael J. Rosen; Robert James (Illustrator); Will Shively (Photographer)

Workman Publishing, Spiral, 9780761158417, 258pp.

Publication Date: October 5, 2011

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A primer, an owner's manual, a field guide, and more, My Dog is the complete book for every child who has a dog--whether it's a brand-new puppy or adopted mutt, or a beloved pooch who's been in the family for years. And it couldn't be more kid-friendly, with its customizable cover (paste in a picture of your dog), tabbed chapters, and a pull-out dry-erase dog care chart.
Written by Michael J Rosen, author of Kids' Best Dog Book, and dubbed a "fidosopher" by The Washington Post, My Dog covers everything from the basics of handling, feeding, and grooming to history, lore, and the kinds of fun facts kids will always remember (dogs have a sense of smell a million times better than ours; the oldest dog on record, Bluey, lived to be 29). It tells kids how to train their dogs, with illustrations--including action commands like Sit, Stay, Come, and Go to Your Place, and behavioral commands like Speak and Thank-You. There are the simple health checks kids can do. A How to Speak Dog section to insure that kids and dogs remain best friends--including why a raised, wagging tail doesn't always mean "I'm happy," and the important difference between a Yelp and a Yowl Even a recipe for Carob "Cocoa" for kids and dogs to bond over after a brisk winter walk.
Included with the book is a field guide to 75 breeds of the most popular and family-friendly dogs kids are likely to meet--each illustrated with a gorgeous full-color photograph and profiled with essential facts, including behavioral insights that make it an invaluable guide to choosing a family pet.

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