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Harper Collins, May 11, 2004 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 34 pages
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It's easy to see why dogs are the most popular pets in the world. For a run in the park or a cozy snuggle on the couch, a dog is the perfect companion! But dogs are much more than just loyal pets. For thousands of years, these amazing animals have helped people herd sheep, hunt for food, and keep warm.

Award-winning science writer Seymour Simon has teamed up with the Smithsonian Institution to bring you an updated edition of his classic full-color photographic introduction to man's best friend.


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User Review  - ccbell - LibraryThing

I LOVED this book! Maybe because I am a dog lover? However, this book is very informational and would be a great book to use for research in the classroom. The book explains to you where dogs came ... Read full review

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User Review  - smdorr - LibraryThing

This is a great informational text providing lots of details about where dogs came from, what different types of dogs they have, characteristics of dogs, and also how to care for a dog. It uses photography to show real-life images of dogs as opposed to drawings. Read full review


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Seymour Simon has been called "the dean of the [children's science book] field" by the New York Times. He has written more than 250 books for young readers and has received the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Lifetime Achievement Award for his lasting contribution to children's science literature, the Science Books & Films Key Award for Excellence in Science Books, the Empire State Award for excellence in literature for young people, and the Educational Paperback Association Jeremiah Ludington Award. He and his wife, Liz, live in Great Neck, New York. You can visit him online at, where you can read "Seymour Science Blog" and download a free four-page teacher guide to accompany this book, putting it in context with Common Core objectives. Many of Seymour's award-winning books are also available as ebooks.

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