Dog Heroes: A Poster Book

Dog Heroes: A Poster Book

by Karl Meyer
     
 

Dogs to the rescue! Exciting pull-out posters depict 30 canine heroes of all types: police dogs, service animals, and everyday pups who took it upon themselves to save their human friends from the perils of fire and drowning. Awe-inspiring true stories of dog courage, bravery, and compassion accompany each photograph, including descriptions of animals

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Dogs to the rescue! Exciting pull-out posters depict 30 canine heroes of all types: police dogs, service animals, and everyday pups who took it upon themselves to save their human friends from the perils of fire and drowning. Awe-inspiring true stories of dog courage, bravery, and compassion accompany each photograph, including descriptions of animals delivering medicine in a blizzard and locating earthquake victims. Dog Heroes honors our four-legged friends who have risked their lives in order to save others. 

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Miriam Chernick
This is a fascinating look at a range of canine heroes—thirty in all—who, whether by training or by instinct, have acted bravely to help someone in need. There are stories about dogs that have saved people from water, snow, fire, hurricanes, and earthquakes. Some dogs, through their sense of smell, have detected cancer in humans. Others have followed more traditional paths as therapy or seeing-eye dogs. The stories come from around the world and cover both historical events (e.g., dogs who helped protect our troops during the Vietnam War) and modern ones (e.g., dog rescuers in New York City after the 9/11 attack). Wonderfully, a range of breeds are featured. Beyond the typical German shepherds and labs, we see hero chihuahuas and bulldogs, dalmatians and mutts. The format is unique. Each page of text has a pull-out full-page poster on the back. The photographs are stunning, making these dogs seem to come alive. While each story is different, every dog is courageous and hardworking, easily earning the title "man's best friend." Any kid—especially dog lovers—will pore over these stories and their pictures, amazed at the inspirational feats of these dog heroes. Includes a list of resources in the back. A "Story Poster" book. Reviewer: Miriam Chernick

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781603421164
Publisher:
Storey Books
Publication date:
12/03/2008
Pages:
64
Sales rank:
295,551
Product dimensions:
12.06(w) x 9.34(h) x 0.26(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Karl Meyer is a writer, radio naturalist, and teacher. He writes a biweekly newspaper column called The Wild Place, as well as articles for a variety of regional and national publications. He is the author of Storey's Wild Animals of North America, which received a 2008 Teachers' Choice Award for Children’s Books.

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