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Therapy Dogs

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Meet Max, a tail-wagging hero who cheered young Charlie out of loneliness when his father went off to war. Max is a therapy dog. His primary goal is to make people happy with a wag of the tail and a quick lick on the face. In Therapy Dogs, young readers will meet many dogs like Max who are specially trained to bring happiness and a smile to people’s lives. Big or small, shaggy or shorthaired, these friendly dogs travel from hospitals to nursing homes to back yards or any place where dogs are needed as man’s best friend. Full-color photos and real-case narratives guarantee to show children just how friendly and protective dogs can be.

Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 7
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Narrative Nonfiction, Nonfiction
Copyright 2005
Publisher Bearport Publishing
Series Dog Heroes
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions 8 x 10
ISBN 9781597160186
Title Format Reinforced book
Dewey 636.7'0886
ATOS Reading Level 4.4
Guided Reading Level N
Lexile Reading Level 610
Scholastic Reading Counts Level 4.7
AR Quiz Number 86441
Author Linda Tagliaferro

Booklist Review of Heroic Dogs

Most kids have a soft spot for pups, so the Heroic Dogs series is sure to be a hit. These early readers each address one specialized canine occupation. Double-page spreads offer brief paragraphs set off by bright graphics, highlighted facts, and multiple full-color, often full-page photos. The text, set in a medium-sized font, covers job descriptions, skill sets, and training, and each title shows dogs in action along with
a brief profile of one current dog hero. Medical Detection Dogs features the Labradoodle in its discussion of super-sniffing canines that suss out particular diseases. Search and Rescue Dogs describes how these canines must be strong and able to endure harsh conditions (e.g., German
Shepherds) and have superior senses of smell (like Bloodhounds). Labradors have a prominent place in Service Dogs, which discusses ways such dogs assist people who have physical, mental, or emotional medical conditions. In Therapy Dogs, readers learn about the ways all kinds
of dogs are trained to interact with a variety of people, offering comfort to hospital patients, first responders, travelers, testifying witnesses, and even stressed-out students. Each title is written in consultation with a
training-area specialist, and all include a glossary, additional reading selections, and access to a publisher-sponsored website. The accessible content and attention-getting covers will appeal equally to report writers and animal lovers.

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