Dogs [NOOK Book]

Overview

Dogs, the number one pet, are the focus in Seymour Simon's acclaimed animal photo series.

Provides a basic introduction to the physical characteristics and behavior of dogs.

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Overview

Dogs, the number one pet, are the focus in Seymour Simon's acclaimed animal photo series.

Provides a basic introduction to the physical characteristics and behavior of dogs.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
Joining the over 200 science books by Simon, this vibrantly illustrated informational book includes charming and unique photographs plus text, which informs and delights. Simon traces the history of dogs domesticated from wolves, highlights their unique characteristics, such as their ability to run, to their clamp teeth with incredible pressure, to hear and smell acutely, and communicate a range of intentions. Simon also includes information on birth (with a mention of mating), on the long relationship between working dogs and humans, and on dog breeds. One page suggests things to think about before acquiring a dog as a pet. The "awww" factor is high in this book, but the winsome pictures are backed by plenty of good information. There are no picture captions, index, or notes to assist report writers, but otherwise it is a thoroughly enjoyable look at dogs and puppies. 2004, HarperCollins, Ages 5 to 9.
—Susan Hepler, Ph.D.
School Library Journal
Gr 1-4-Intended primarily as introductions for prospective pet owners, these books will please even those who already own a cat or dog. The striking color photos, including many close-ups, create a feeling of intimacy. Some of the images show the animals in active postures, such as the one of a cat tumbling through the air, headed toward a cushion. Both books begin with a historical look at their subjects, tracing how each species was domesticated. They then explain basic physiological features and behavioral traits, such as body language, birth, and behavior of the young. The final pages discuss characteristics of individual breeds and the responsibilities of pet owners. In his usual fashion, Simon succeeds in addressing his topic in clear, easily understood vocabulary without writing down to children. The smoothly flowing texts are divided into spreads dealing with broad subjects, but they are not labeled as distinct sections. This approach will encourage children to read the book from cover to cover. Dogs has an outline of different breeds, some of which are illustrated with a small portrait. Readers will thoroughly enjoy every word and every photograph in both titles. Combine them with Ruth Berman's My Pet Dog (Lerner, 2000), which features a child researching which dog breed to buy and then raising the young animal.-Lynda Ritterman, Atco Elementary School, Waterford, NJ Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062067517
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 11/16/2010
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: NOOK Kids
  • Sales rank: 121,202
  • Age range: 5 - 8 Years
  • File size: 6 MB

Meet the Author

Seymour Simon has been called "the dean of the [children's science book] field" by the New York Times. He has written more than 250 books for young readers and is the recipient of the Science Books & Films Key Award for Excellence in Science Books, the Empire State Award for excellence in literature for young people, and the Educational Paperback Association Jeremiah Ludington Award. He is also the recipient of the American Association for the Advancement of Science's/Subaru Lifetime Achievement Award for his lasting contribution to children's science literature. Mr. Simon lives in Great Neck, New York.

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  • Posted March 13, 2011

    we love dogs...

    this book gives alot of details about dogs and me and my grandchildren loved it!!!

    32 out of 40 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2011

    dogs

    This book is the best book ever!!!!! You should really read it

    23 out of 33 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 23, 2011

    'The graphics were geat' Spoken words by Tiffanys younger siser as Tiffany read to her.

    Pupies might be cuter in person but this bok mad it seem like i had those dogs in my room! I couldnt figure out how to get the book to read to me! ( if it does).......

    16 out of 25 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2011

    Well worthwhile. Good for classroom libraries.

    Excellent photos of dogs in action. Interesting simply-written text for kids.

    15 out of 21 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 26, 2011

    Booker and nooker

    I love dogs and i have a dog named audi. She is cute and loving and playful

    14 out of 35 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2011

    Loved it :) :) :) ;)

    I love dogs! Book = awesome

    11 out of 22 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 22, 2011

    Dancer

    Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet!!!!!!!!!

    11 out of 24 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 23, 2011

    awwwwwww

    dident read it but im sure itz g8 cuz very cute puppy on the cover

    11 out of 27 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2011

    I love dogs!!! ; )

    10 out of 21 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2011

    hi

    hi i was looking for the perfect dog and this will. help SOO much.

    10 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 4, 2011

    nice

    i liked the book alot.

    9 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2012

    March 25 ,2012

    This book really makes you learn about dogs and I'm a dog lover. I actually get to learn about my dog. You would like it.

    8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 24, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    NettaAG....

    Dnt judge a book by its cover. Hello............

    8 out of 26 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 9, 2011

    cool

    This book showes alot of dogs.

    8 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2012

    Love it

    Who does not like dogs?!

    7 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2012

    I love it

    Its awsome i have a dog named rocky

    7 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2011

    Awwwww!

    I have'nt read it yet,but it looks great!!!!

    7 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 13, 2011

    ???

    i havent read the book yet but it looks good cuz it has a dog on the cover!!!!!!!i think dogs r awesome!,,,:-)

    7 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2011

    alexa

    this is a book with dogs i think

    6 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 19, 2011

    awsome

    i love dogs!

    5 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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