"Can I pat your dog?" is a picture book that teaches children the bare bones of safe behaviours around dogs. It follows the adventures of Linda, a little girl who loves dogs, but approaches them in a way that tends to get her into trouble. She decides to do things differently, and discovers what to do so that dogs love her too.
Children naturally exhibit certain characteristics and behaviours that may invite a dog to respond in a way that can endanger the child. Linda's adventures help children to stay safe around dogs, and remind their parents of the important role they play in this.
The book is suitable to be read to preschoolers and by early readers and primary school children, and simultaneously offers a guide to adults on how to model appropriate behaviours to their child. Each page is illustrated with charming hand drawn scenes.