Puppy Training for Kids, by Sarah Whitehead, Barrons
book has easy-to-understand instructions for children on puppy training
and care. With an emphasis on fun. Learn what to feed puppies and how
much to give them, and how to play games that are safe and enjoyable.
They also learn basics of puppy handling, grooming, giving commands, teaching
obedience, tricks, and much more. There are great full-color photos throughout
the book. For ages 9-12, or 4-8 with parents' guidance. Excellent
Puppy, Your Dog, by Pat Storer, Storey
From the Back
What a dog needs most is love -- and loving a dog means providing everything
it needs to be happy and healthy. With easy-to-follow instructions and
plenty of illustrations, this book tells you just how to care for and
understand your dog. Ages 9-12
* How to select the puppy or dog that is best for you
* What and how to feed your dog
* How to train and exercise your dog
* How to play with your dog or puppy
* How to keep your dog in the best of health
* Where and how to show your dog
* How to make items...
Training Puppies in Five Minutes, by
JoAnn Dahan, Cork Hill Press; (February 5, 2004)
From an Amazon.com reader: My name is Christi, I am 7 years
old. I just got a new lab puppy from my Mom and Dad her name is Ginny.
Before I could have Ginny I had to promised I would care for her and train
her. This book is so great, it is very easy to read and the pictures of
the lab puppies and kids are so cute. I taught Ginny to sit and lie down
really fast. I think every kid with a puppy should have this book.
Training For Kids, by Carol Lea Benjamin,
Howell Book House Inc. 1988
is a great book for kids written by one of the best. It explains all of
the basic training that a child will need to get a good start with a dog.
Also covers common behavior problems. Ages 9-12
Dog Training Projects For Young People,
This book is appropriate for kids grade 5-8. The author covers obedience
training from beginning through competition and has practical advice for
all. There are lots of photos of kids working with their dogs. Gr.
Pet Care Guides for Kids: Puppy, by Mark
Evans, Dorling Kindersley 1992
is one of an exciting series of pet care books designed to help young
animal owners learn about and care for their pets. Illustrated on every
page with full-color photography, Puppy is packed with practical information
on every aspect of canine care. Published in association with the ASPCA,
this series will engage and inform readers ages seven and up.
Andrea Arden's Little Book of Dog Tricks, by
Trick training is one of the best ways for you and your
dog to have fun together. Learn how to play the training game the Andrea
Arden way and let the good times roll (over)! With clearly written text
and entertaining illustrations, Andrea Arden’s Little Book of Dog
Tricks provides hours of fun for you and your dog. Andrea Arden’s
Little Book of Dog Tricks is a must-have for every fun-loving dog owner!
The Trick is in the Training: 25 Fun Tricks to Teach Your Dog, by
Stephanie J Taunton, Cheryl S. Smith From an Amazon.com reader: This is
a terrific book, escpecially for beginners. The book is very well illustrated
with bright, clear, color photographs. The instruction is easy to follow
and fun to read. There is a good variety of tricks in which to teach your
dog. It is a very FUN book that makes you want to start training your
dog right away! Note: This book is very simply done and should be readable
by 4-6 graders.
Tricks for Dummies, by Sarah Hodgson
for adults, the all-in-one
source for play training made easy! This friendly guide shows you how to
teach your dog tricks, from the simple (wagging his tail) to the extraordinary
(fetching a soda from the refrigerator). Dogs of all ages can learn new
tricks, and this book's step-by-step instructions show you how to train
your special friend to perform. Includes special sections on camping, winter
fun -- even getting dogs into show business!
Tricks Step by Step, by Zeigenfuse &
Walker, Howell 1997
for adults, owners will find fun things to do with the family pet in this
book. There are practical tricks -- to make the dog useful at home, simple
tricks -- to build rapport between dog and owner, and cute tricks great
just for showing off. This book has easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions.
is the ultimate show-and-tell for children who love dogs! With its lush,
four-color portraits of all of the AKC-recognized breeds, information
on the history and character of the breeds, graphics showing where each
breed originated and how big it is, and boxes containing a 'fun fact'.
The Complete Dog Book for Kids is the ideal way to teach kids about the
rich history of the sport of dogs and how their pets contribute to it.
Excellent book! Ages 9-12
David Taylor, Dorling Kindersley, Ltd June 2003
introduction to the dogs of the world, this compact and comprehensive
guide reveals key characteristics of each breed, highlights the their
history, and provides tips on how to choose and care for a pet. Ages 9-12
Best Dog Book/Kids' Best Field Guide to Neighborhood Dogs 2
Books by Michael J. Rosen
essential advice on grooming, raising, and teaching games to a dog and
features an small encyclopedia of more than seventy canine breeds. Appropriate
for grades 3 and up. This book is out of print but you can usually buy
it used on Amazon.com.
a Dog for Dummies, by Chris Walkowicz, July
15, 2001 From an Amazon.com reader: Chris Walkowicz's
Choosing A Dog For Dummies is a simple, straightforward, easy-to-read,
and dependable introduction on how to decide which pet qualities you value
most and are compatible with your own particular life style; all of the
practical steps to take in choosing a great dog for you; as well as all
aspects of properly caring for your canine pet. Additionally, readers
can find out about breed rescue, and there's an invaluable advice about
selecting a "kid-friendly" dog. If you are considering the acquisition
of a canine companion for you or your family, read Chris Walkowicz's Choosing
A Dog For Dummies! Written for adults.
to Consider, by
Brian Kilcommons and Sarah Wilson,
September 1, 1999 As compassionate as they are knowledgeable,
Brian Kilcommons and Sarah Wilson tell you how to avoid the pitfalls before
you lose your patience or money. Their combined expertise and honesty
will help you choose wisely, with your eyes wide open as well as your
heart. The result will be a dog you can happily live with...and who will
reward you with unconditional love. Written for adults.
Idiot's Guide to Getting and Owning a Dog, by
Sheila Webster Boneham, August
26, 2002 From an Amazon.com reader: This book
is must for every potential or real dog owner's bookshelf! Ms. Boneham
does an excellent job of helping you through the steps of choosing and
living with your dog. The book is an excellent source of of information
itself and includes many references, both on the Web and otherwise. In
the future, this book will be part of all my puppy's going-to-their-new-home
bag. Written for adults.
the world of dogs, wolves, jackals and foxes -- their natural history,
behavior and domestication. Here is a spectacular and informative guide
to the fascinating world of the entire dog family. Superb real-life photographs
of dogs, wolves, jackals and foxes offer a unique "eyewitness" view of
the natural history and evolution of the dog family, highlighting the
many ways in which they have helped people throughout history.
Names for Dogs: Find a Name that Matches Your Dog's Personality,
by Mimi Fontaine
A delightful book of creative, spicey and fun names for dog
lovers containing over 600 names to select from.
This book containes many definitions that might describe your favorite canine
friend and includes many whimsical illustrations that are organized by personality
"Names for Dogs" is a wonderful reference tool and a perfect gift
to delight all dog lovers.
Best Pet Name Book Ever!, by Wayne Bryant Eldridge, Tom
From an Amazon.com reader: I'm a "dog" person &
I put a lot of time & energy into naming my dogs! This book was extremely
diverse & comprehensive in their name sources..to the common everyone-knows-a-Max-or-Sheba
names to the really unique ones! Anyone looking at getting a dog should
read this..it truly has a name for every dog personality one could possibly
think of! A terrific read & one I'd recommend to anyone!!!
The Tenth Good Thing About Barney, by
Judith Viorst, Aladdin Books 1999
9-12. For kids and adults who have ever lost a pet. This book, although
the main character is a cat, stands as the all time favorite for elementary-aged
kids. Add this book to your library!
Dog Heaven, by
ages 3-6. In Dog Heaven, dogs play with angels, run, and sleep on clouds.
This is a sweet story for children or adults dealing with the loss of
Zach by Bebe Kemper
can be hard to lose a family pet. When Timmy's Golden Retriever, Zach,
dies, his grandmother helps him to understand the continunity of love
and godness -- and finding healing by putting this knowledge into practice.
What he learns may help readers of any age address the challenge of losing
a loved one.
Always Love You, by Frans Wilhellm, Dragonfly
Books; (December 12, 1988)
an Amazon.com reader: As a little girl I read this book when my dog was
dying. It truly helped me deal with his death and realize that is okay
to be sad. It is a wonderful tool to help children understand death a
bit better. Few books since my childhood have made such an impression
on me as this one, and it is the only book from my childhood I still keep
on my shelf as a college student. In fact, my cat grew very sick of cancer
and I read this book again to make myself feel better about the situation.
And I have never forgotten to utter Hans Wilhelm's words into my pets'
ears. And right before my cat died, I whispered "I will always love
you" just as the little boy in the story did.
A Pet Dies, by Fred Rogers, A Mister Roger's Neighborhood picture
this useful book from the First Experience series, the affable star of
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood helps children share feelings of the loss
of a pet while offering reassurance that grieving is a natural, healing
thing to do. A sensitive and sensible first book about death.
Loss, A Thoughtful Guide For Adults and Children, by Nieburg & Fisher 1982
Dog Called Kitty, by Bill Wallace, New
York: Holiday House 1992 reprint of 1980 book.
wants to help a starving stray dog that has been wandering around his
yard, but after having been bitten by a dog when he was younger, he is
frightened to befriend the lonely puppy.This great story is good for ages
9-12. Kids love this book!
Puppy of My Own, by Wendy Loggia
wants and finally gets her dream puppy, but not without a lot of help
from family and friends. Having convinced herself that she'll receive
a puppy on her eighth birthday, her disappointment is especially keen
when none of her birthday packages contain a yellow Labrador. First in
a series. Ages 7-11, easy reading
of the Wild, by Jack London
really loved the book 'Call of the Wild'. It depicted the strong bond
between a man and his animal and how unconditional their love for one
another can end up. It was sad to see all of the pain that Buck was
put through, but when in the end he got his 'just reward', it seemed
like his efforts were not in vain. I give the book 2 thumbs up! (from
a 12 year-old
Dogsong, by Gary Paulsen
14-year-old Eskimo boy who feels assailed by the modernity of his life
takes a 1,400-mile journey by dog sled across ice, tundra, and mountains,
seeking his own "song" of himself. A Newbery Honor Book. Young
Floss, by Lewis 1996 (ages 4
and up, picture book)
Floss, a Border collie, is sent to a sheep farm for training as a sheep
dog, he dreams of the days he played with children in the park. One day
as he guards the sheep, the farmer's children come nearby with their kickball,
and he is pulled away from his duty. The farmer realizes that Floss also
needs the companionship of children.
Huggins, by Beverly Cleary
ever happens to Henry Huggins. Nothing, that is, until a stray dog named
Ribsy comes into his life. Pretty soon, Henry and Ribsy are wreaking havoc
on the city bus, getting a ride in a police car with sirens wailing, and
winning a prize at the dog show. Life is no longer dull. (Ages 9-12)
A Dog,by Albert Payson Terhune
true story following the adventures of a beautiful Collie. (ages 9-12)
Come Home, by Eric Knight
wonderful rewrite of the children's classic dog story. Absolutely gorgeous
drawings fill this book.
Life in Dog Years, by Gary Paulsen
Gary Paulsen has owned dozens of unforgettable and amazing
dogs. In each chapter he tells the story of one special dog, among them
Snowball, the puppy he owned as a boy in the Philippines; Ike, his mysterious
hunting companion; Dirk, the grim protector;
Old Yeller, by
great old classic story about a stray yellow labrador who becomes a member
of the family. (Ages 9-12)
by Beverly Cleary
adventures of one family's lost dog are timeless and provide a source
of laughter, tears, and universal dog memories. When one family's mutt,
Ribsy, so named because his ribs were sticking out when chosen, mistakes
the look and smell of the brand-new family station wagon in the shopping
center parking lot, his escapades and wanderings begin. (Ages
Shiloh, by Reynolds Naylor
11-year-old Marty Preston chances upon a mistreated beagle pup in his
hometown of Friendly, West Virginia, he is not prepared for the ethical
questions he has to face. Should he return the dog to its owner, only
to have the animal abused again? Should he tell his parents? Should he
steal food to help the poor creature? Marty's efforts to cope with these
questions provides the moral backbone for this story, which is presented
in a language and manner that will be understood by third- and fourth-grade
readers. The heart and beauty of this 1992 Newbery Medal winner lies in
lessons children will take away with them. (Ages
9-12 or read aloud for younger)
Season, by Reynolds Naylor 1996
a follow-up to her Newbery Medal-winning story Shiloh, Phyllis Naylor
brings Marty Preston and his beagle back in another tale sure to push
the emotional buttons of her young audience. Marty doesn't want to lose
the dog he struggled so hard to gain, but when he sees Shiloh's old owner,
drunk and out hunting on Marty's property, he is afraid of losing Shiloh
for good. Along with the moving story of boy loves dog, Naylor offers
a sympathetic portrayal of life in West Virginia. (Ages
9-12 or read aloud for younger)
Trilogy: Shiloh, Shiloh Season, Saving Shiloh, by
Reynolds Naylor 1996
Reynolds Naylor won the 1992 Newbery Medal and more than 20 children's
choice awards for Shiloh, a moving story of an 11-year-old West Virginia
boy named Marty Preston and a beagle puppy he finds near the old Shiloh
schoolhouse. The trouble begins when Marty risks everything to rescue
the dog from its abusive owner. Along the way, he discovers it's not always
so easy to separate right from wrong. This lovely boxed trilogy comprises
hardcover editions of Shiloh, its suspenseful sequel, Shiloh Season, and
the gripping conclusion, Saving Shiloh. (Ages 9-12 or read aloud for younger)
William H. Armstrong
the African American sharecropper who has raised Sounder from a pup is
hauled off to jail for stealing a hog, his family must suffer their humiliation
and crushing loss with no recourse. To make matters worse, in the fracas,
Sounder is shot and disappears. The eventual return of a tattered and
emaciated Sounder doesn't change the fact that the sharecropper's oldest
son is forced to take on man's work to help support the family. His transition
to adulthood is paved by the rocks and taunts hurled at him by convicts
and guards as he searches for his father. But along this rough road he
ultimately finds salvation as well. (Ages 9-12)
Stone Fox, by John Reynolds Gardiner, Published1988
Willy has a big job to do. When his grandfather becomes ill, it is up
to Willy to save their farm from the tax collector. But where can a ten-year-old
get five hundred dollars in a hurry? Then Wily sees the poster for the
National Dogsled Race.
The race pits Willy against the best dog teams in the country, including
the Indian Stone Fox who has never lost a race. Stone Fox wants the prize
money as badly as Willy does. Can one boy and one dog be a match for the
unbeatable Stone Fox? (Ages 9-12)
by Beverly Cleary
Botts, of Newbery Dear Mr. Henshaw, is still learning to cope with his
parents' divorce--a task to which he brings his earlier sensitivity and
a new self-confidence. Now 14 and entering high school, Leigh and best-friend
Barry find an appealing abandoned dog on the beach and name him Strider.
Both boys would like to keep him. (Ages 9-12)
Christmas Collie, by
Ted Paul, Mary Kummer
The Christmas Collie is a beautiful story, using Suess-like
poetry, of a child and his dog as they grow together. It is a story of friendship,
love, and sharing through all stages of life. Beautiful,
professional art work and hardcover. From and Amazon.com reader: This nostalgic
story of the bond between a boy and his dog is a sensitive look at those
things that make beautiful memories and strong family traditions. THE CHRISTMAS
COLLIE will bring tears of joy to all readers, young and old. THE CHRISTMAS
COLLIE should be read over and over again to savor the deep feelings that
it brings to the heart and soul. SHARE IT WITH YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS!
Ages 8 to adult A
real treasure and my personal favorite.
The Incredible Journey, by Sheila Burnford
told them that the way home lay to the west. And so the doughty young
Labrador retriever, the roguish bull terrier and the indomitable Siamese
set out through the Canadian wilderness. Separately, they would soon have
died. But, together, the three house pets faced starvation, exposure,
and wild forest animals to make their way home to the family they love.
The Incredible Journey is one of the great children's stories of all time--and
has been popular ever since its debut in 1961. (Ages 9-12)
The Trouble with Tuck, Theodore Taylor,Camelot1992
is the poignant, triumphant story of a thirteen-year-old girl who trains
her blind dog to trust and follow a seeing-eye companion dog. (Ages 9-12)
by Theodore Taylor
to The TROUBLE WITH TUCK, Helen's blind Labrador faces his greatest
challenge ever when his own Seeing Eye dog is brutally killed and Tuck
uses all of his senses to help a frightened Korean orphan who can't hear.
Where the Red Fern Grows, by Wilson Rawls
wonderful, poignant story, kids will love the adventure, sensitivity,
and competitive story. Billy and his 2 coonhound pups romp relentlessly
through the Ozarks, trying to "tree" the elusive raccoon. This unforgettable
classic belongs on every child's bookshelf. (Ages 9 and up). A good idea
to have parent input for younger kids.
by Gary Paulsen, Ingram
three-time Newbery Honor-winning author of Hatchet, Dog Song and The Winter
Room tells--in a memoir as compelling as his novels--the story of his
intimate relationship with Minnesota's north woods and the dog team he
trained for the Iditarod sled race. ALA Notable Book; ALA Best Book for
Young Adults. (Ages 9-12)
Dog's Gotta Do What a Dog's Gotta Do: Dogs at Work, by
Marilyn Singer, October 2000
look at the work that dogs do, from herding sheep to rescuing lost and
injured people. Every dog is born with the ability to do a particular
job. Centuries ago, people recognized these natural talents and began
using dogs to help them with a variety of chores. Whether hunting and
pulling sleds or performing before royalty, these beloved animals have
been important workers as well as faithful friends. Best-selling author
Marilyn Singer gives young readers an exciting introduction to the many
kinds of work that dogs do. This is the ultimate dog book -- a thrilling
combination of natural history and the true tales of canine heroes who
were just doing their jobs. Ages 9-12
Dogs (Dogs at Work), by
Charles George, Linda George, June 1, 1998
an Amazon.com Reader: This book includes stuff on how guide dogs are trained
as well as background on puppy raising of future Guide Dogs. Also covers
how the dogs do their job of being "eyes" for the blind. Geared
towards younger readers, this book will provide plenty of fascinating
information for people of all ages. Ages 9-12
and Rescue Dogs, by
Charles George, Linda George, June 1, 1998
the history, selection, training, and accomplishments of different dogs
used in search and rescue operations. Ages 9-12
on the Job, by
Farran, December 1, 2002
true stories of incredible working dogs!
"Airport Dog" Saves the Day! Wednesday, Dec. 4 -- Naples, FL
It's a bird, it's a plane, it's ... Jet the airport dog! Southwest Florida
International Airport has this energetic Border collie to thank for clearing
its runways. Before Jet, there was danger in every takeoff. Large birds
roamed the area-midair collisions with planes were inevitable and hazardous.
But now those birds know to clear out when they hear Jet coming! This
ball of energy help keep everybody safe...
Read more about Jet's amazing exploits and other dogs hard at work in
this collection of dramatic true stories by ace reporter Christopher Farran.
Rosie, A Visiting Dog's Story, by Stephanie Calmenson , American Library Assn. 1994
Rosie, a beguiling
Tibetan terrier, charms readers in this appealing photo-documentary. She
also clearly charms the many sad and lonely people she visits in hospitals
and nursing homes. Calmenson, who is both author and owner, describes
the characteristics of a good visiting dog, the stages of training, and
the preparations for visiting. Color photographs accompany the enthusiastic
account. (Ages 4-8)
Goodbye (Wild at Heart 5), by
Laurie Halse Anderson, Pleasant Company Publications; (March 2001)
Jane's dog, Yum-Yum, help cheer up children in a cancer ward makes Zoe
think about having her puppy, Sneakers, trained to do therapy, too, especially
when Yum-Yum becomes very ill. Grades 4-6
Fun Things to Do With Your Dog (Play With Your Pet) by
Maxine A. Rock, 1998
Here's a book that gives ideas and step-by-step instructions for dozens
of fun and safe games and activities to do with your dog: from playing
basketball, Frisbee, and hide and seek, to jumping through hoops, taking
photographs, creating unusual dog houses, and throwing dog theme parties.
Written for kids ages 9-12
Stuff to Do with Your Best Friend: The Interactive Dog Book, by
August 1, 2000
From an Amazon.com reader: My family and I thoroughly enjoyed Fun Stuff
by Nancy Furstinger. It's easy and fun to read and has a lot of great
activities for kids and their dogs (or is it "dogs and their kids"?).
We haven't tried all of the activities, of course, and we only tried one
of the recipes so far, but it's a book we continue to use and refer back
to. We're still working our way through the web sites, which gave us even
more information! The "K-911" first-aid kit was a great idea
and we now have one safely under our sink. A great book! Highly recommended!
Dog's Best Friend An Activity
Book for Kids and Their Dogs, by
Lisa Rosenthal, Chicago Review Press 1999
book is for kids ages 9-12 who want to learn how to have fun with their
dog and do it with gentleness and respect. It's clear, well-written, and
Me! A Dog Showing Primer, by
D. Caroline Coile, Barrons Educational Series; (January 1997)
an Amazon.com customer: This is an excellent primer for the novice dog
exhibitor. It is written so both the younger handler and adult will find
it useful. The basics are well covered, and there is additional information
on how to solve some of the problems that may occur in the show ring.
Overall, it is an excellent resource and I highly recommend it.
Junior Handler, by Olejiczak 1997
book written for Junior Handlers by a junior handler. Anne has been a
highly successful Junior Handler competitor for eight years and has qualified
six times to compete at Westminster. She and her mother wrote this book
together. The lessons are so self-explanatory that even a junior located
far away from help and with no access to handling classes could pick up
the book and learn to show at a fairly competitive level.
Kids + Dogs = Fun (Great Activities Your Kids
and Dogs Can Do Together), by
Jacqueline O'Neil, Howell Book House 1996
is a good book for kids interested in dog-related activities. There are
two questionnaires that help evaluate children's interests. Discussed
are 13 activities, including 4-H, the AKC Canine Good Citizen program,
raising puppies to be service dogs, hunting tests, and more. Lots of photos.
with Animals: The Humane Society of the United States and Willow Ann Sirch,
Fulcrum Pub; (April 2000)
and parents won't want to miss this opportunity to turn a young person's
passion about animals into a lifelong calling. This outstanding book features
an overview of the animal care profession, including education requirements,
in- depth interviews with members of specific professions, Day in the
life narratives, self- examination questions, resources to research the
profession, and tips on activities to do now, even in elementary school.
Careers for Girls, by
Ceel Pasternak and Linda Thornburg, Impact Publications; Illustrated edition
ten women who work with animals, in such jobs as
small animal veterinarian, pet sitter and exerciser, Assistance
Dog trainer, horse farm owner, and exotic animal trainer,
and explains their duties and how they prepared for and got their positions.
Want To Be...A Veterinarian, by Stephanie
Maze, Harcourt; (March 1999)
book has full-color photographs and fascinating information about veterinary
medicine. It covers the history of veterinary science, educational requirements,
vocabulary, unusual facts, and other facts about being a veterinarian.
Also profiles different kinds of veterinarians. (Ages 9-12)
Going to Be a Vet, by
Edith Kunhardt, 1996
early readers about what veterinarians do each day. There are real life
pictures and easy to understand text. (Ages 4-8)
a Dog a Bone: Stories, Poems, Jokes, and Riddles about Dogs,
By Joanna Cole, Stephanie Calmenson,
Scholastic; Reprint edition (August 1, 1999)
Popular children's book authors Joanna Cole and Stephanie
Calmenson bring together dog poems by Rudyard Kipling, Myra Cohn Livingston
and others; a rebus story; canine facts and photos; jokes, riddles and
Daniel Kirk, Book and CD included. From an Amazon.com reader:
My daughter, a true dog lover at age 6, has read and listened to this book
over and over and over and... My husband and I now also know all the words.
The book and music are original, funny and entertaining. Highly recommended.
Dog Crafts (Kids Can Do It), by Linda Hendry and Frank Baldassarra,
Kids Can Press; (April 2002)
Want your friends
to howl with delight? Then surprise a pooch-loving pal or a canine companion
with one of these creative crafts! All seventeen fun ideas, including
a fuzzy puppy pillow and a doggie desktop organizer, use easy-to-find
materials. With full-color photos, patterns and simple-to-follow directions,
these unique projects will have your friends "hounding" you
for more! Illustrated step-by-step instructions make it easy!
Cat and Dog-Lover's Idea Book, by Gail Green, Krause
Publications; (August 2001)
With Gail Green’s newest book, cat and dog lovers will learn to
create toys, collars, treats and wearables for their pets and unique items
such as hats and jewelry for themselves! Easy to follow instructions cover
a multitude of crafting techniques such as rubber stamping, counted cross-stitch,
knitting, crochet, fabric appliqué, decorative painting, decoupage
and basic sewing. The many patterns, templates and drawings included help
crafters create dozens of lovely projects with ease. Most projects can
be customized to fit a specific pet.
Pet Crafts: 28 Great Toys, Gifts, and Accessories for Your Favorite
Dog or Cat, by Heidi Boyd, North Light Books;
This book offers fun projects for the whole family to celebrate
and pamper their beloved family pets. Sure to delight both discerning
canines and finicky felines, Pet Crafts features over 25 fun projects
including toys, beds, costumes, picture frames and more!
All projects use simple items easily found in crafts stores and are fun
Dog-Lover's Crafts Book of Crafts, by Jennifer Quasha, Griffin
Trade Paperback; (December 7, 2001)From
the back cover
Step-by-step directions take dog lovers and crafters through 50 easy-to-do
projects starring your dog. No leashes or dog beds, this book shows you
how to make high-end decorations for your dog-loving home. Using commonly
found supplies that won't cost you a lot of money, Jennifer Quasha makes
this book accessible to everyone. * Putting on the Pooch: dog tag earrings,
dog-chase garden hat. Filled with "breedoids"--fun facts about
your favorite breeds--and a three-bone difficulty rating system, this
is the perfect gift for dog-loving crafters and craft-loving dog people.
by Marty Crisp, 2003
Organized by questions phrased the way a child might pose them, Everything
Dog: What Kids Really Want to Know About Dogs by Marty Crisp answers a
plethora of queries, from "Do dogs come from dinosaurs?" to
"Do dogs cry?" (No, the author says, "They use body language
[tail between legs, head down] or sounds [howls and whimpers]" to
express grief). Great photographs of adorable pups and adult dogs emphasize
the author's answers. Ages 8-11.
Smart is Your Dog?: 30 Fun Science Activities with Your Pet,
D. Caroline Coile; Sterling; (May 28, 2003)
dog will act "smarter" if you know more about how he "thinks."
Enter the world of canine senses--how your dog sees, hears, smells, tastes,
and touches differently from you, and how a dog's life and aging process
differ from yours. You even learn to read your dog's mind-brain function,
intelligence, memory, and learning abilities--based on its biological
origins. The most fun part is the experiments to test your dog's health,
reflexes, vision, and scent; or even trace its behavior back to the wolves
that are its ancestors. Grades K-5
to Talk to Your Dog, by Jean Craighead George
and Sue Truesdell, 2000
talk is not merely whimpers, growls, sniffs, barks, and howls. According
to award-winning author Jean Craighead George, it's in the tail ("the
flag of feelings") and ear twists, too. In this irresistible picture
book, you'll learn how to speak to your dog in his or her own language.
Sue Truesdell's splendidly doggish illustrations interact with photos
of Jean Craighead George herself--a woman who has been around dogs her
whole life. Dog lovers of all ages will run in circles for this loving,
funny celebration of the human-canine relationship. (Ages 7 to 107)
Dear Mrs. LaRue: Letters
From Obedience School, by
Mark Teague, Scholastic; 1st ed edition (September 1, 2002)
From an Amazon.com customer: This is a really fun book. Children
will delight in the contrasting artwork. Adults will appreciate the little
details of each illustration. The sarcastic comments of the dog will be
humorous to all who read this story. I bought the book for my 5 year-old
nephew. While awaiting his birthday, I read it three times. For kids, age
Clifford's Peek-and-Seek Animal Riddles (Clifford
the Big Red Dog (Board)), by
Young Clifford fans are invited to solve animal riddles
by peeking through die-cut holes that are placed in scenes depicting Clifford,
the small red puppy, playing in the park with his animal friends. Ages