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Pet That Dog!: A Handbook for Making Four-Legged Friends

Pet That Dog!: A Handbook for Making Four-Legged Friends

by Gideon Kidd, Rachel Braunigan


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From 11-year-old dog-loving Gideon Kidd of the viral Twitter account I've Pet That Dog comes a guide for young readers to befriend and care for dogs of all shapes, sizes, and personalities! 

Pet That Dog! A Handbook for Making Four-Legged Friends is an illustrated guide to meeting, petting, and caring for dogs by Gideon and his mom, Rachel Braunigan. Learn how dogs communicate through body language, helpful tips for safely interacting with dogs, and fun facts about dogs to share with friends. (Did you know that all-white dogs are more likely to be deaf? Or that dogs poop in alignment with the north-south axis of the Earth’s magnetic field?) You can even keep track of the pups you meet with your very own Dog Tracker.

With an interactive format and joyful illustrations of lovable dogs, Pet That Dog! makes a perfect gift for dog lovers and dog-curious kids.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781683692294
Publisher: Quirk Publishing
Publication date: 10/20/2020
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 306,942
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 7.99(h) x 0.35(d)
Age Range: 7 - 13 Years

About the Author

Gideon Kidd is an 11-year-old boy from Iowa. He began documenting each dog he petted by posting pictures and stories about them online. He has now pet over 1,000 dogs and has over 300,000 Twitter followers. Gideon loves dogs and hopes to meet and pet as many as he can. Follow along on Twitter @IvePetThatDog, Instagram @_ivepetthatdog, and his website

Rachel Braunigan is Gideon’s mom. A social worker turned stay-at-home mom, she has four sons. Rachel assists Gideon with his project by taking pictures and helping in his never-ending quest to pet more dogs.

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I've Pet That Dog!

My name is Gideon, and I love dogs! When I was 8 years old, I decided to keep track of every dog I met. I asked my mom if I could take a picture with each dog I petted so I could show everyone. Then I started the website, and I posted a picture of myself with each dog I’ve met. When I joined Twitter, I decided to share the dogs’ stories along with the pictures.
     So far, I have petted more than 1,000 different dogs, and each dog I meet teaches me something new. Some are playful. Some are fearful. Some are big, while some are tiny. Some dogs have jobs. Some dogs have homes and families, and some dogs are looking for a home. Each dog is different, and each dog has a their own story.
     A dog is the best friend you will ever have, and they help you live your life to the fullest. They want to go where you go, play what you play, and eat what you eat. They will love you unconditionally and will always be happy to see you. 
     I have learned a lot about dogs over the years, and I hope this book helps you learn about them, too. There are so many dogs waiting to meet you!

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