116. Five True Dog Stories
Five True Dog Stories by Margaret Davidson
Illustrated by Susanne Suba
Finished: June 27, 2008
First Published: 1977
Genre: children, non-fiction
Reason for Reading: Dh read this to the 8yo and I always try to read the books too.
The policeman just happened to be passing a pet store one day.
Comments: Five short, easy-to-read yet interesting and exciting stories of true-life dogs with amazing accomplishments. While the stories are very good, I have to say the inside illustrations leave much to be desired as they are very indistinct and difficult to tell what exactly they are showing. Dog and/or animal loving kids will be sure to love these stories and this book written at a GR2 reading level would make a nice first chapter book for those who are ready. Stories included are:
Dox: one of the first police dogs
Grip: a stray dog trained to be a pick-pocket in the 1700s
Wolf - Famous dog of Alfred Payson Terhune's literature
Barry - A Saint Bernard who lived with the monks and saved people in the Swiss Alps
Balto - The famous dog who saved Nome, Alaska by delivering medicine in the middle of a terrible snow storm.
P.S. Please help me out with suggestions of documentary TV Shows suitable for kids in my post here. Thanks!