African Wild Dogs

African Wild Dogs

by Victor Gentle, Janet Perry

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Children's Literature
Are African wild dogs the "outlaws of Africa?" This opening thought-provoking question, forming the title of chapter one, immediately invites the readers to wonder about these dogs. Extinction, a boldfaced word on the opening page, stands out and the readers are drawn in to explore. Graphic pictures of the fighting dogs ripping up their prey also make one think. However, the animal family values, which show that pups are important, give rise to the idea that African wild dogs have some good qualities. They are also shown as fun loving animals that express play in the pack by "wagging, licking, and prancing." Both humans and diseases of the dogs may prove to be the downfall of this breed. The ending chapter entitled "Should We Care?" will help readers look to the future and the consequences of eliminating these creatures. Resources at the end of the main body of text include places for further exploration, an excellent glossary, and an index. As one of the series "Wild Dogs," this book hands viewers a new way to explore the possibilities of how all creatures fit into the life cycle. 2002, Gareth Stevens Publishing,
— Nancy Garhan Attebury

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Gareth Stevens Publishing
Publication date:
Wild Dogs Series
Product dimensions:
7.38(w) x 7.82(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

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