Dogs (Paperback)

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Award-winning science writer Seymour Simon answers all your questions about man’s best friend in this full-color photographic nonfiction picture book ideal for young dog lovers and anyone considering getting a pet dog.

When and why did dogs become pets for humans? What makes dogs so intelligent? How strong is a dog’s sense of smell? What does it take to care for a pet dog? Find out and more in this fun, accessible exploration of the most popular pet in the world. Canine fans will devour the fun facts, fascinating science, and useful tips for present and future dog-owners.

This book includes an author's note, glossary, and index. An excellent choice for classrooms and homeschooling, Dogs supports the Common Core Learning Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) standards.

About the Author

Seymour Simon has been called “the dean of the [children’s science book] field” by the New York Times. He has written more than 300 books for young readers and has received the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Lifetime Achievement Award for his lasting contribution to children’s science literature, the Science Books & Films Key Award for Excellence in Science Books, the Empire State Award for excellence in literature for young people, and the Educational Paperback Association Jeremiah Ludington Award. He and his wife, Liz, live in Columbia County in Upstate New York. You can visit him online at, where students can post on the “Seymour Science Blog” and educators can download a free four-page teacher guide to accompany this book, putting it in context with Common Core objectives. Join the growing legion of @seymoursimon fans on Twitter!

Product Details
ISBN: 9780064462556
ISBN-10: 0064462552
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: September 29th, 2009
Pages: 32
Language: English