Dog Heroes: A Poster Book

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Storey Publishing, 2008 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 64 pages
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Heroes come in all shapes and sizes, and dog heroes are every bit as varied. From gentle therapy dogs visiting hospitalized children and the elderly, to fearless search-and-rescue dogs putting in long hours at disaster sites, dog heroes hold a special place in the hearts of animal lovers. Courageous, faithful, and hardworking, they want only to do their jobs and please their people.

The beautiful posters in Dog Heroes celebrate 30 animals who have given their all to help people in trouble. Dogs were on the scene after 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina. They have found scared victims trapped in avalanches, collapsed mines, and burning buildings. Guide dogs give disabled people their independence, and therapy dogs bring sunshine into hospitals and nursing homes.

Every kind of canine hero is featured here on 30 full-color, pull-out posters no dog-loving child will be able to resist. The back of each poster tells the story of the extraordinary dog captured in an act of heroism. Kids will love to read about the dignity and perseverance these animals bring to every assignment. They are true role models inspirational, courageous, and faithful.

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Do you like dogs? If you do, then you should read the book Dog Heroes by Karl Meyer.This book genre is informational because dogs really have saved lives. It is telling you information about how they save people and why. Dog Heroes is about how different breeds of dogs do save people all around the world.These dogs are very unique and what they do is really brave. I am thankful for these dogs helping us. Anyone who likes dogs should really read this story because you can learn more about dogs. Plus some of these dogs are our heroes. Dogs are awesome, so if you think that they are only a pet that no one cares about then you are wrong. They are out there right now saving someone's life. Read this book and maybe you can try to train your dog to save your life one day.
By:Mara P.

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Sea Star
Snow Angel
Circle of Pride
Seeing Spots
Travel Guide
Tough and Loving
Going Up?
Trail Blazer
An Unlikely Hero
Furry Life Saver
Small Body Big Heart
Guardian Pup
Hope and Heroism
The Collie Club
The Nosiest Dogs

Herd the News?
Leader of the Pack
Backyard Hero
Lion Heart
Loki to the Rescue
Dogs with Drive
Just Dropping In
All Smiles
Protecting Our Troops
Japans Hero
Watching Over the Herd
A K9 Team
HighAltitude Hero
Great Guardian
All in a Days Work

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About the author (2008)

Karl Meyer is a writer, radio naturalist, and teacher. He writes a biweekly newspaper column called The Wild Place, as well as articles for a variety of regional and national publications. He is the author of Storey's Wild Animals of North America, which received a 2008 Teachers' Choice Award for Children's Books.

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