This easy-to-read text fits in any dog-lover’s stocking. Learn about the “Scared Wag” -- the tail is high and stiff, with just the end wagging -- and more. National Geographic’s format has lovely color photos to accompany each quick narrative. — Bonnie Winchester
Great information about dog or cat behavior in tight, fact-filled paragraphs that compliment the amazing National Geographic photos. Perfect for reluctant readers who need to be completely engaged. Fun family read aloud for those considering a new pet. — Gail Cosgriff
Do you speak dog? How to Speak Dog is a fun, informative, and photographically driven book that helps kids understand what their dog is trying to tell them through body language and behavior. Super-engaging dog photography, along with National Geographic Kids' signature bold and bouncy design, helps illustrate the key canine concepts. Quick-hit tip boxes, fun facts about mankind's best friends, and informative sidebars from the experts enliven the text. Readers young and old will respond to the irresistible call of the canine in this delightful book that will warm hearts and wag tails everywhere--a must-have in every home where pups are looking for love and understanding.
About the Author
ALINE ALEXANDER NEWMAN is a longtime contributor to National Geographic Kids magazine and a former teacher. She's a life-long animal lover who has written over 50 stories about animals from dogs to cheetahs to dolphins. Her previous books for National Geographic include two chapter books: Ape Escapes! And more True Stories of Animals Behaving Badly and Animal Superstars! And More True Stories of Animals with Amazing Talents.
DR. GARY WEITZMAN, veterinarian and President of the San Diego Humane Society, is the former CEO of the Washington Animal Rescue League, and an expert on the public radio show The Animal House.
Winner of the 2014 Animal Behavior Society's Outstanding Children's Book Award
“This book is geared toward kids but is fun for dog lovers of all ages.” –Have Sippy Will Travel blog