It's a Dog's Life (Hardcover)

How Man's Best Friend Sees, Hears, and Smells the World

By Susan E. Goodman, David Slonim (Illustrator)

Flash Point, 9781596434486, 32pp.

Publication Date: July 3, 2012

List Price: 16.99*
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Have you ever wondered what your dog sees when he looks at a sunset? Or what she smells when she has her nose to the ground? And what IS your pooch trying to say when he looks at you with those big puppy eyes? With a thoroughly silly text and adorable illustrations, IT'S DOG'S LIFE answers those questions and a whole lot more. Covering everything from dog breeds to their evolution and behavior, this accessible nonfiction book is sure to satisfy even the most voracious fact hounds.

About the Author

Susan E. Goodman is the author of more than thirty nonfiction books for children, including How Do You Burp in Space?; See How They Run: Campaign Dreams, Election Schemes, and the Race to the White House;All in Just One Cookie, an ALA Notable Book; and On This Spot, a Washington Post Top Picture Book of the Year. She lives in Boston, Massachusetts.

David Slonim's sweet and mildly mischievous dog, Maggie, is the inspiration for Patch. He has also illustrated It's a Dog's Life by Susan E. Goodman, which features pooches of all sizes and shapes. He lives in Indiana with his wife, kids, and of course, Maggie.

Praise For It's a Dog's Life: How Man's Best Friend Sees, Hears, and Smells the World

“With its goofy, informative charm, this has potential for readers hurried or reluctant as well as simply dog-loving…” —BCCB

“Children will be barking up the right tree with this enjoyable read.” —Kirkus

“An agreeable and enlightening jumble of facts and humor.” —Publishers Weekly