Planet Dog: A Doglopedia

Planet Dog: A Doglopedia

by Harry Choron, Sandra Choron
     
 

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For some people, the world spins on a slightly different axis, and life is often dictated by a cold nose nudging for a predawn outing, a stray dog hair in your coffee, and that daily race to get home after a long day’s work and be greeted by slobbery kisses.

Planet Dog is a jam-packed book of more than three-hundred lists about raising, loving, and living

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For some people, the world spins on a slightly different axis, and life is often dictated by a cold nose nudging for a predawn outing, a stray dog hair in your coffee, and that daily race to get home after a long day’s work and be greeted by slobbery kisses.

Planet Dog is a jam-packed book of more than three-hundred lists about raising, loving, and living in the world with man’s best friend.
Combining the practical, the informative, and the entertaining, this unique encyclopedic treatment addresses not only the care of dogs but also their culture, their competitions, their breeding and behavioral characteristics—even dog people themselves—all in a feisty and easily accessible guide.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
The Chorons-Sandra is a writer and literary agent, Harry a graphic designer-claim to offer the first "doglopedia," but it's more a book of lists about dogs. Divided into four parts -"The Culture of Dogs," "Top Dogs," "Breeds and Breeding," and "Care and Training"-the text mixes factual information, canine trivia, canine humor, and dog stories. The authors do not claim to be dog experts. Indeed, they make some assumptions (e.g., "Pet shop salespeople are on equal par with used-car dealers in terms of selling techniques") that may not be generally accepted. Moreover, the list format makes it difficult to locate specific information, although the index (not seen) may correct that. Despite its flaws, this is still a fun read enlivened by quotes from well-known individuals. Libraries looking for factual information on dogs would be better served by books like D. Caroline Coile's Encyclopedia of Dog Breeds and Tracie Hotchner's recent The Dog Bible. For larger collections.-Deborah Emerson, Rochester Regional Lib. Council, Fairport, NY Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
School Library Journal
Adult/High School-This powerhouse of an encyclopedia will appeal to dog lovers, trivia seekers, and those looking for more information before buying a puppy. The Chorons have compiled more than 300 lists about man's best friend. Some contain information that will be difficult to find elsewhere (the top 10 Russian dogs sent into space, for example), while others compile practical material ("20 Tips for Preparing Your Dog for a New Baby"), but all focus on Fido. The book addresses not only the care of dogs, but also their characteristics, competitions, and culture. A comprehensive, visually appealing, and easily accessible resource.-Erin Dennington, Chantilly Regional Library, Fairfax County, VA Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780618517527
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
10/28/2005
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.88(d)

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