Synopses & Reviews
Using Harry the dachshund as a gentle guide, Calmenson addresses the right way for a child to approach a dog with care and precision. Unique and straightforward, this is the essential guide to bringing children and dogs together--for kids and parents alike. Full color.
"Straightforward guidelines and a positive, encouraging tone make this book appealing and practical."
"Dachshund Harry leads the youngest readers through every step of kid-meets-dog etiquette." Horn Book, Starred
"Straightforward guidelines and a positive, encouraging tone make this book appealing and practical." School Library Journal
"Children who are afraid of dogs, as well as those who love them, will find this volume useful and encouraging." Kirkus Reviews
Children encounter dogs wherever they go: in the park, on the sidewalk, at their friendsand#8217; homes. Sometimes itand#8217;s love at first sight, on both sidesand#151;but not always. The right way for a child to approach a dog to ensure that the first connection is a complete success begins with this question to the owner: and#147;May I pet your dog?and#8221; Using Harry the dachshund as a gentle guide, Stephanie Calmenson addresses this valuable yet overlooked topic with care and precision, and Jan Ormerodand#8217;s warm illustrations portray a wide variety of breeds and personalities and depict situations that are realistic but never scary. Unique and straightforward, this is the essential guide to bringing children and dogs togetherand#151;for kids and parents alike.
About the Author
Jan Ormerod has illustrated more than 50 books, some of which she also wrote. Titles include SUNSHINE, MOONLIGHT, and 101 THINGS TO DO WITH A BABY, among others. Her most recent book for Clarion, Lizzie Nonsense, received several starred reviews and was chosen as a CBC-USBBY Outstanding International Book. She lives in Leicestershire, England.Stephanie Calmenson has written many popular books for children. Her work has been called "marvelous" by Publishers Weekly, "lyrical" by School Library Journal, and "sweet, funny, and right on the mark" by Booklist. For Clarion, she has written ROSIE: A VISITING DOG'S STORY, which Smithsonian called "one of the outstanding nonfiction titles of the year."; SHAGGY, WAGGY DOGS; PERFECT PUPPY; and most recently, MAY I PET YOUR DOG?: THE HOW-TO GUIDE FOR KIDS MEETING DOGS (AND DOGS MEETING KIDS).