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Hairless Dogs

Hairless Dogs

by Alvin Silverstein

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Children's Literature - Chelsea Couillard-Smith
Young pet lovers with an interest in the bizarre will enjoy this installment in the "Far-Out and Unusual Pets" series. Beginning with the history of hairless dogs and an overview of various breeds including the Chinese Crested and the American Hairless Terrier, readers learn basic facts about these unique creatures. The authors discuss the varied characteristics of different hairless dogs, their specialized needs as pets, and considerations for those looking to adopt a hairless dog. Young readers also learn more general tips for dog care such as the importance of grooming and exercising your dog, and an introduction to behavior training. The emphasis throughout is on responsible pet ownership and the possibility for a positive relationship between dog and owner. An abundance of large color photographs display the diversity in the breeds, and effectively support the text while also visually reinforcing the peculiarity of these pets. Colorful text boxes highlight a variety of additional relevant topics such as the genetics behind breeding hairless dogs, the potential for allergy and flea issues, and an overview of a dog owner's place within the pack mentality. Lots of white space, brightly colored borders and headings, and a conversational tone make this an accessible and inviting option for reluctant readers. At the same time, the comprehensive information presented will be useful for those writing reports. Overall, this title meets the need for public and school libraries seeking titles on the more peculiar and hard-to-find animals in which students are invariably interested. Includes vocabulary list, additional resources, and an index. Reviewer: Chelsea Couillard-Smith

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Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date:
Far-Out and Unusual Pets
Product dimensions:
7.39(w) x 8.73(h) x 0.17(d)
Age Range:
8 - 9 Years

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