From the Set Service Dogs
Describes the necessity of bomb-sniffing dogs, their duties, temperament, training, and common breeds chosen.
|Interest Level||Grade 1 - Grade 4|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|ATOS Reading Level||3.5|
|Guided Reading Level||P|
|Publisher||The Child's World, Inc.|
|Format||Reinforced book, Hosted ebook|
|Number of Pages||24, 24|
|Dimensions||8 x 9.5, 8 x 9.5|
A noteworthy review of Service Dogs from School Library Connection on September 1, 2015
When doing a project on community helpers or introducing nonfiction text features to your younger students, this series is valuable. Each book’s layout is simple, with beautiful, up-close photographs of the dogs and their human counterparts. Short chapters are easily accessible to the young reader. Each book shares a brief history of the dog’s job, some science behind the help they provide, how the dogs are put to work, what makes a particular breed well-suited for their service and training. There is a personal connection by presenting a synopsis of a special service dog and its handler. There are captioned photographs, inset boxes, and the Learn More page which includes other books to read and a link to the publisher’s webpage. Glossary. Index.
A noteworthy review of Service Dogs from School Library Journal on November 1, 2014
This collection covers the basics of working dogs, including history of these types of jobs, the ideal breeds and temperaments for the work, the training involved, and how children behave when meeting these dogs. Other than Guide Dogs, the books conclude with a specific example of a particularly heroic or noteworthy canine. The writing is engaging, explaining the training technique used. An ‘Interesting Fact’ box is included on every page, and there is an abundance of attractive, captioned photos. There are a few flaws; for instance, there’s a typo in Search-and-Rescue Dogs, and Seizure-Alert Dogs mentions that those prone to seizures need time to get ready but doesn’t explain what that preparation entails. These charming titles will serve their purpose well.
Author: Kara L. Laughlin
Kara L. Laughlin is an artist and writer who lives in Virginia with her husband, three kids, two guinea pigs, and a dog. She is the author of two dozen nonfiction books for kids.