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Soldiers' Dogs

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In 2011, British soldiers were searching a compound in Afghanistan for explosives. Private Andrew Duff, a dog handler, was on patrol with an English springer spaniel named Jack. The dog was trained to sniff out bombs that the enemy might have hidden in the area. As Private Duff was about to take his next step, Jack suddenly stopped and sat down in front of him. It was the dog's way of letting his handler know that a bomb was buried just ahead. Thanks to Jack's keen sense of smell, the weapons were found before they could do any harm. Jack is just one of the thousands of military dogs serving faithfully around the world. Some, like Jack, sniff out explosives. Others guard soldiers, weapons, vehicles, and buildings. All of them show the love and loyalty that make them a soldier's best friend. With real-life stories and full-color photos of these courageous canines on the job, this book is sure to appeal to dog lovers everywhere.

 
Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 7
Reading Level Grade 3
BISACS JNF003060
Genre Narrative Nonfiction, Nonfiction
Copyright 2013
Publisher Bearport Publishing
Series Dog Heroes
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions 8 x 10
ISBN 9781617726965, 9781617728099, 9781617728587
Title Format Reinforced book, Multi-User eBook, Savings Bundle
Dewey 355.4'24
ATOS Reading Level 6.0
Guided Reading Level O
Lexile Reading Level 990
Scholastic Reading Counts Level 7.4
AR Quiz Number 157080
Author Meish Goldish
 
  • 2014 Children's Choices, 2014

Soldiers' Dogs

These titles feature a well-balanced mix of true stories, complete with names and photographs, and general information useful for reports and understanding the broader canine experience. The first book spotlights dogs with various disabilities, including missing or malfunctioning legs, blindness, and deafness, and how some of them have thrived with help of their owners. The second title looks at the many ways dogs and modern-day soldiers work together, such as military working dogs (MWDs), strays befriended by troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, and dogs that help returning service members adapt to life outside the military. Most of these topics are covered in greater detail in other titles, but the combination of personal stories and current affairs gives enough distinction so as not to have too much overlap. Photographs in both titles are enjoyable and show diversity, while simple captions connect them with the text. An aside in Soldiers’ Dogs mentions that “in the past, all retired MWDs were ‘put to sleep,’” but since 2000, people have been allowed to adopt them. These heartening titles will be appreciated by young readers, particularly animal lovers.

Soldiers' Dogs

These titles feature a well-balanced mix of true stories, complete with names and photographs, and general information useful for reports and understanding the broader canine experience. The first book spotlights dogs with various disabilities, including missing or malfunctioning legs, blindness, and deafness, and how some of them have thrived with help of their owners. The second title looks at the many ways dogs and modern-day soldiers work together, such as military working dogs (MWDs), strays befriended by troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, and dogs that help returning service members adapt to life outside the military. Most of these topics are covered in greater detail in other titles, but the combination of personal stories and current affairs gives enough distinction so as not to have too much overlap. Photographs in both titles are enjoyable and show diversity, while simple captions connect them with the text. An aside in Soldiers’ Dogs mentions that “in the past, all retired MWDs were ‘put to sleep,’” but since 2000, people have been allowed to adopt them. These heartening titles will be appreciated by young readers, particularly animal lovers.

Author/Illustrator biography
Glossary of key words
Index
Table of contents
Full-color photographs, Historical photographs