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The Resource May I pet your dog? : the how-to guide for kids meeting dogs (and dogs meeting kids), by Stephanie Calmenson ; illustrated by Jan Ormerod

May I pet your dog? : the how-to guide for kids meeting dogs (and dogs meeting kids), by Stephanie Calmenson ; illustrated by Jan Ormerod

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May I pet your dog? : the how-to guide for kids meeting dogs (and dogs meeting kids)
Title
May I pet your dog?
Title remainder
the how-to guide for kids meeting dogs (and dogs meeting kids)
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by Stephanie Calmenson ; illustrated by Jan Ormerod
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Harry the dog explains how to safely meet him and his friends
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Illustration
Review
  • PreS-Gr 2 A little boy learns from Harry, a dachshund, how to treat an unfamiliar dog safely and politely. Harry's friendly, gentle voice reminds the child to ask for the owner's permission to pet the dog, allow the animal to sniff his hand, and approach from the side. The pooch coaches the boy as he encounters an excited puppy, a guide dog, and an unfriendly canine. Cues such as growling and tail wagging are explained. Straightforward guidelines and a positive, encouraging tone make this book appealing and practical. Young dog lovers will delight in the variety of breeds shown in the bright, clear illustrations. Harry's advice will certainly come in handy, and dogs will appreciate the safety and consideration shown by readers who put the techniques into practice.Amanda Moss, Maywood Elementary School, Monona, WI --Amanda Moss (Reviewed April 1, 2007) (School Library Journal, vol 53, issue 4, p96)
  • Harry is a cheerful and friendly long-haired dachshund who serves as the first-person narrator for this thoughtful look at the best way for a child to meet dogs. In clear prose and simple sentences, Harry explains to a little boy how to approach an unfamiliar dog and its owner, always pausing to ask the owner if the dog can be petted before getting too close. As Harry and the boy meet other dogs and their owners, the child learns appropriate questions and actions that lead to making new canine friends, as well as what to do when a strange dog is unfriendly. The key questions from the child and answers from the owners are repeated in color-coded speech balloons within the simple watercolor illustrations, which show a variety of dog breeds, sizes and temperaments. An introductory note to adults and a concluding spread offers additional safety tips, and an author's note provides the story of the author's own dog, a rescued dachshund also named Harry. Children who are afraid of dogs, as well as those who love them, will find this volume useful and encouraging. (Picture book/nonfiction. 3-6) (Kirkus Reviews, April 1, 2007)
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168244
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Calmenson, Stephanie
Dewey number
[E]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Interest level
LG
LC call number
PZ7.C136
LC item number
May 2007
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • -1
  • 2
Reading level
1.8
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Ormerod, Jan
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True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dogs
  • Pets
  • Children and animals
  • Safety education
  • Dogs
  • Pets
  • Children and animals
  • Safety
Target audience
primary
Label
May I pet your dog? : the how-to guide for kids meeting dogs (and dogs meeting kids), by Stephanie Calmenson ; illustrated by Jan Ormerod
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
881341
Dimensions
21 x 23 cm
Extent
32 pages
Isbn
9780618510344
Lccn
2005034955
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
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  • (Sirsi) i9780618510344
  • (OCoLC)62728435
Label
May I pet your dog? : the how-to guide for kids meeting dogs (and dogs meeting kids), by Stephanie Calmenson ; illustrated by Jan Ormerod
Link
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
881341
Dimensions
21 x 23 cm
Extent
32 pages
Isbn
9780618510344
Lccn
2005034955
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780618510344
  • (OCoLC)62728435

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