Gr 1–2—These books provide basic information and are filled with excellent color photographs. Farm Dog describes the type of work these canines are expected to do, the breeds usually chosen for it, and how to care for them. Goats describes the types of goats; average heights, weights, colors, and distinguishing characteristics; and the products they produce (cheese, chocolate, soap, and yarn). Attractive introductions.—Cynde Suite, Bartow County Library System, Adairsville, GA
Kathryn Clay has written more than 40 nonfiction children’s books about everything from dancing to dinosaurs. She also teaches college writing courses. She has a Master’s of Arts in Literature from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Kathryn lives in southern Minnesota with her husband and daughter.
Gail Saunders-Smith is an assistant education professor at Youngstown State University in Ohio. She is also an independent staff developer, writer, and editor. She presents nationally at conferences on literacy development and instruction and has written numerous articles, children's non-fiction books, and professional resources.
Gail holds a B.S. and M.A. in Early Childhood Education from Kent State University and a M.S. in Administration and Supervision from Youngstown State University. She completed post-graduate work at The Ohio State University and earned a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction from The University of Akron.
Gail is a former classroom teacher, Reading Recovery Teacher Leader, and Reading/Language Arts K-12 Supervisor and Coordinator of State and Federal Programs for the Summit County ESC.