Perros de trineo/Sled Dogs

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Racing over snow and pulling a heavy a sled is all in a day's work for these snow dogs. Learn what it takes to be a sled dog.

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Racing over snow and pulling a heavy a sled is all in a day's work for these snow dogs. Learn what it takes to be a sled dog.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Mandy Cruz
Sled dogs are brave dogs that work in the snow and ice. Sled dogs train from birth. They are usually Alaskan Huskies, Siberian Huskies or Alaskan malamutes—chosen because they are strong and fast. Their thick fur keeps them warm in the cold Alaskan winters and their thickly padded paws keep them from slipping on the ice. Though they are trained to pull sleds in the snow, sled dogs train all year to ensure they are ready when winter arrives. Kids are natural animal lovers and naturally love reading about them and the "Working Dogs" series teaches kids that some animals work just like humans do. The photos are so engaging kids may feel inclined to try and teach their beloved pet a few new tricks after reading about the amazing things these dogs do alongside their humans. In the meantime they will learn new words in both English and Spanish. Reviewer: Mandy Cruz
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781429669009
  • Publisher: Capstone Press
  • Publication date: 7/1/2011
  • Series: Perros de Trabajo/Working Dogs Series
  • Edition description: Bilingual
  • Pages: 24
  • Age range: 4 - 7 Years
  • Product dimensions: 11.00 (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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