This wonderfully illustrated book features 300 dog breeds, including every breed recognized by the American Kennel Club.
Fun double-page spreads show dogs in the seven official groupings -- Working, Toy, Hound, Terrier, Herding, Sporting, Non-Sporting -- as well as "designer" dogs like the Labradoodle and Chiweenie. There are also some obscure breeds recognized by other kennel clubs in Europe, like the Canadian Eskimo Dog and Australian Silky Terrier, as well as some dogs not yet officially recognized by the American Kennel Club.
There are 300 breeds illustrated.
The specially commissioned color drawings are accurate and engaging. At the end of the book is an entertaining puppy identifier where children can test their ability to recognize the breed of 30 puppies. There is also a Dog Breed Fact Index with interesting trivia about all of the breeds.
More than one-third of
American households has a dog. With Big Dogs, Little Dogs, children and adults alike will enjoy learning and identifying the dogs that they encounter. It is fun and informative, and it might instill a lifelong interest in "man's best friend."
About the Author
Illustrator Jim Medway studied in Manchester and now lives and works in Derbyshire. He has illustrated fiction, comic books and children's books, including The Land of the Frontiebacks: A Curious Alphabet of Confused Creatures, winner of the 2014 Junior Magazines' Children's Book of the Year Design Award.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
here are so many adorable dogs in the world. Many which we don't usually see often and some we see all over! The book, Big Dogs, Little Dogs by Jim Medway is packed with 300 different breeds. It's hard to remember every name, but with a book that has an illustrated photo of what the dog looks like and the name, makes it easy! I love this for a great reference and perfect for children. It's a fun way to view the cute doggies and learn as you go through the pages. Each section of the book has the dogs in different classes, like Working Dogs and Herding Dogs. As one who got a certificate in Pet Grooming, I had to learn about these different classes of dogs. The main thing is what these dogs were raised to do and are best known for. In my opinion, this book is an adorable photo guide to some cute doggies, perfect for young ones and dog lovers! Finally, I just love how cute and illustrated this book is! It's perfect for dog lovers and any child who adores dogs. You'll learn and enjoy the cuteness!