Library Media Connection, Review By: Marilyn Teicher, - January 1, 2006
Children love dogs and this series does a wonderful job of portraying different types of dogs who are considered heroes in our society. The series shows students that dogs are capable of being more than a pet. Each book explains the dog's responsibility in society as well as how they are selected, trained, and how they perform. Some dogs are trained to directly interact with people and help them. These dogs help people emotionally and physically. There are also dogs that are trained to assist in searching for lost people or drugs. The facts are presented in four to five lines per page plus a caption box. The layout of the pages is very child friendly, with simple and informative text. The beautiful full-page photographs add to their appeal. The information is well organized; each book begins with a scenario relating to the type of dog portrayed in the book. A history of the specialized dog follows. The cover is appealing with a colored picture of the dog reflecting the specialty being discussed. For research purposes, this series has an extensive table of contents, index, and glossary. Each book is formatted the same for easy reference. Recommended.
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