A Dog's Gotta Do What a Dog's Gotta Do: Dogs at Work

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Macmillan, 2000 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 86 pages
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A fascinating look at the work that dogs do, from herding sheep to rescuing lost and injured people.

One day last year Gus caught a burglar.
Bruno saved a man from drowning.
Abby cheered up sick children at a hospital.
Max starred in a movie.
Hard-working people? No. Hard-working dogs!

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.

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Marilyn Singer has written many books for children, including It's Hard to Read a Map with a Beagle on Your Lap and Chester the Out-of-Work Dog. Ms. Singer lives in Brooklyn, New York with her husband, three cats, and a dog.

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