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Children's LiteratureOnce inside this book, the adorable beagle puppy running with ears flying on the title page will entice early readers to read more about this breed. The book's graphics have a black, white, and tan color scheme mirroring the beagle's coat colors. Focusing on the beagle's inherent nature as a scent hound, the book highlights those abilities and invites discussion of the senses. The first chapter, "Super Sniffers," includes full-page, color photographs of beagles using their noses outdoors and in airports. The text and photos will motivate discussions of "jobs" for dogs, as well as questions about airports and the outdoors. Large type, short sentences, and clear graphics help even below-level readers gain confidence in subsequent chapters, including "From Puppy to Adult" and "Taking Care of Beagles." Beagle puppies' curiosity, height, and litter size are all covered. Although they are small and have short fur, the beagles' need for grooming and lots of exercise is wisely included in the text and photographs. Definitions of "curious", "energy," "sense," and "sniff" are listed in a small "Glossary." The "Read More" and "Internet Sites" chapters, as well as the "Index," headed with large colorful bones, offer opportunities for further study and research about this smart, active breed and may require assistance. The "Internet Sites" listing offers an invitation to visit www.facthound.com by typing in a special code for age-appropriate sites related to this particular book. This title is part of the "Pebble Dogs" set of breed-specific books. Parents, librarians and teachers will want to collect them all since each is well written, engaging. and captures the essence of the particular breed whilesupporting national science standards related to life science. 2006, Capstone Press, Ages 4 to 6.