The Dog Patrol: Our Canine Companions and the Kids Who Protect Them – Rob Laidlaw

  The Dog Patrol: Our Canine Companions and the Kids Who Protect Them – Rob Laidlaw, Pajama Press; (9781772781038), 2020

Format: hardcover

Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4

Genre: nonfiction

What did you like about the book? The Dog Patrol functions as both a how-to manual on taking care of a dog and a celebration of kids who have made significant efforts to protect and help dogs. Information is also included about the history of dogs and humans. The book is filled with attractive color photographs with clear captions. Tips include options for adopting a dog, how to find a lost dog, how to protect your dogs’ paws and more. Each chapter profiles two young activists who are helping improve the lives of dogs from small actions like rehabilitating individual dogs to big actions such as writing a book that raises money for shelters. Readers can easily browse through the book or read it cover to cover. Includes a glossary, index and photo credits. This is an excellent resource for anyone thinking about getting a dog, as well as for those who already have dogs. Highly recommended.

To whom would you recommend this book?  Students who are dog lovers.

Anything you didn’t like about it? Not really

Who should buy this book? Recommended for elementary and middle school libraries– you can never have enough dog books!

Where would you shelve it? Nonfiction

Should we (librarians/readers) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? No

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City: Laura Gardner, Dartmouth Middle School, Dartmouth, MA

Date reviewed: March 5, 2020


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