by Jody S. Rake

Text and photographs present an introduction to the dog breed known as the beagle, including its growth from puppy to adult, and pet care information.See more details below

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Text and photographs present an introduction to the dog breed known as the beagle, including its growth from puppy to adult, and pet care information.

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Children's Literature
Once 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 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.
—Debra Lampert-Rudman

Product Details

Capstone Press
Publication date:
Pebble Books Series
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Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 7.10(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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Meet the Author

Jody Sullivan Rake specializes in writing about any and all animals. After earning a zoology degree from San Francisco State University, she became an educator and science writer at SeaWorld in San Diego. She still lives in San Diego.

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