Great Dane: Gentle Giant

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On a November morning in 2005, a car drove up to an elementary school in Vacaville, California. The head of a giant dog stuck out of one of the car's back windows. A wagging tail stuck out of the other back window. Amazingly, the two parts belonged to the same dog. His name was Gibson, and he was a Great Dane. He was also the tallest dog in the world.

Look inside to find out more about Gibson and other amazing Great Danes-as well as surprising facts about the big dog's history, ...

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Overview

On a November morning in 2005, a car drove up to an elementary school in Vacaville, California. The head of a giant dog stuck out of one of the car's back windows. A wagging tail stuck out of the other back window. Amazingly, the two parts belonged to the same dog. His name was Gibson, and he was a Great Dane. He was also the tallest dog in the world.

Look inside to find out more about Gibson and other amazing Great Danes-as well as surprising facts about the big dog's history, its physical appearance, and its personality. It won't be long until you discover what every Great Dane owner knows. These aren't just big dogs-they are also dogs with big hearts!

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Julia Beiker
Over 2000 years ago, an image of the Great Dane appeared on an old Greek coin and then 400 years ago Germans raised these dogs to hunt dangerous boars. Even though Great Danes grow up to be the tallest breed of dog, they start out as weak and easily injured puppies because their bones grow so quickly. This book also tells about Gibson and Hudson and how they help their owners in different ways. Heart shaped dog tags within the text provide young dog lovers with amazing facts—such as the clipping of Great Dane's ears to protect people from being harmed by boars. Action packed photographs and cartoon illustrations depict the real and make-believe world of the Great Dane including everyone's favorite detective, Scooby Doo. Utilize the glossary at the back of the book to learn the definition of unknown words that are bolded in the text. This book is part of the "Big Dogs Rule" series. Reviewer: Julia Beiker
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781617722974
  • Publisher: Bearport Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/28/2011
  • Series: Big Dogs Rule! Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 932,057
  • Age range: 7 - 10 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Gibson Goes to Work 4

Gibson Goes to Work 4

Spreading Similes 6

Bred for Battle and Boars 8

From Hunter to House Pet 10

World's Biggest Lapdogs 12

One Breed, Many Color 14

Little Danes 16

Not for Everyone! 18

Jethro the Therapy Dog 20

Keith and Hudson 22

Great Danes, Big Stars 24

Make Way for Giant George 26

Great Danes at a Glance 28

Best in Show 29

Glossary 30

Bibliography 31

Read More 31

Learn More Online 31

Index 32

About the Author 32

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