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I Want a Dog

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Fetch and face-licks aren't the only things involved in dog ownership. You'll care for your dog every day. Is a dog the pet for you?

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Overview

Fetch and face-licks aren't the only things involved in dog ownership. You'll care for your dog every day. Is a dog the pet for you?

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Kristin Harris
The "I Want a Pet" series of early readers touches on a subject dear to many kids' hearts, owning a pet. Large text and limited word count per page introduce the topic with the query, "wouldn't you like to have a dog?" This highlights the joys while the rest of the book delves into the responsibilities of pet ownership. Dogs require lots of attention. They need to be walked and fed every day. Most dogs eat twice a day. Puppies need to be housebroken. That frequently means cleaning up an accident while the puppy is learning to communicate their need to go outside. Dogs also need to learn good manners. A few tips on selecting a dog and the supplies required help the reader understand the decision to get a dog should not be taken lightly. Large photographs of children and dogs illustrate the text, helping the reader to easily put herself in the picture and imagine being a dog owner. A glossary, word count, and index are included with reading suggestions and access to researched internet links. Reviewer: Kristin Harris
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781429675956
  • Publisher: Capstone Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/2012
  • Series: I Want a Pet Series
  • Pages: 24
  • Sales rank: 1,098,012
  • Age range: 4 - 7 Years
  • Lexile: 470L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 11.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author


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.

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