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Lively descriptive verse accompanied by amusing and appealing photographs of thirty popular dog breeds (some shaggy, some not so).

Brief rhymes describe more than two dozen dog breeds. Includes an author's note with advice on choosing a dog as a pet.

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Overview

Lively descriptive verse accompanied by amusing and appealing photographs of thirty popular dog breeds (some shaggy, some not so).

Brief rhymes describe more than two dozen dog breeds. Includes an author's note with advice on choosing a dog as a pet.

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2--More than two dozen breeds are presented through rhymes and crisp, full-color photographs. The book begins with a young girl who is seeking the perfect pet and then presents one pooch per page. Here's the ditty that goes with the dachshund: "Everyone says it,/So I'll say it too./She looks like a hot dog--/Isn't it true?" Though the animals do not appear in alphabetical order, there is an index of breeds. Calmenson also discusses what kinds of canines suit which kinds of people and gives ideas for alternatives to children who can't have dogs of their own. Most of the pictures show the pets by themselves (or with their owners' legs). The photographs are great, but the rhythm of the text is sometimes forced. Nevertheless, children will enjoy the pictures.--Carol Kolb Phillips, The Library, East Brunswick, NJ
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780618194667
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 5/28/2002
  • Edition description: None
  • Pages: 48
  • Age range: 5 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.25 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.13 (d)

Meet the Author

Stephanie Calmenson has written many popular books for children. Her work has been called "marvelous" by Publishers Weekly, "lyrical" by School Library Journal, and "sweet, funny, and right on the mark" by Booklist. For Clarion, she has written ROSIE: A VISITING DOG'S STORY, which Smithsonian called "one of the outstanding nonfiction titles of the year."; SHAGGY, WAGGY DOGS; PERFECT PUPPY; and most recently, MAY I PET YOUR DOG?: THE HOW-TO GUIDE FOR KIDS MEETING DOGS (AND DOGS MEETING KIDS).
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 19, 2006

    love it

    this book is good for people who are thinking about getting a dog.it has a ton of dog breeds in it.it will help you decide what kind of dog is right for u.

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