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Our Very Own Dog: Taking Care of Your First Pet

If you have a new dog companion — or want to adopt one — here's a story full of facts that tells you everything you need to know. There's nothing more exciting than getting a dog! Join Sophie's new human family as they prepare their home for her and introduce her to life as a beloved pet. Follow along as they learn about bedding and bowls, treats and training, walks and washing — and even an unexpected dog show!

Factual notes run alongside the simple story, offering tips that will help turn tentative dog adopters into doting experts in this picture book that celebrates the joy of bringing a new pet into your home.

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"[The girl's] observations about common dog behaviors ('Sophie never minded getting dirty. One day, she splashed through every puddle in the park, then shook out her fur to get dry') will be familiar to many readers with dogs, and assorted tips and facts, scattered across the pages, echo the girl’s comments ('Shaking is a highly efficient way for a dog to get dry — much quicker than a towel!'). Rubbino’s loose, smudgy, mixed-media art calls to mind finger painting, warmly capturing the activity — and occasional chaos — of life with a dog." — Publishers Weekly

Product Details

Recommended Age 4 - 8
Author Amanda McCardie
Illustrator Salvatore Rubbino
ISBN 9780763689483
Publication Date Jan 10, 2017
Publisher Candlewick
Language English