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Dog lovers everywhere will enjoy this insightful, adorable, and fact-filled photographic picture-book exploration of why dogs really are a man's best friend.
It's no secret that people and pups are best friends. But did you know that this special bond dates back tens of thousands of years?
During that time, we have only grown closer. Now cutting-edge science is helping us learn why we're so perfect together. Brain-imaging machines show how simply seeing you makes your dog's brain light up in its reward center. And blood samples reveal how just a touch or a gaze between two devoted friends releases helpful hormones that de-stress both pooch and person. In fact, we really speak each other's language--using pointing, barking, touch, and body movement.
Dogs make our lives better in so many ways. They keep us safe, rescue us in disasters, and guide us when we can't see. But a dog's most important job is to be its person's best friend. And as we learn more about the similarities of people and our four-legged friends, it's clear we are truly made for each other.
"By the time you finish this book, you're ready to add a dog to your family." --Huffington Post
About the Author
Dorothy Hinshaw Patent has written more than one hundred books for children--including Dog on Board: The True Story of Eclipse, the Bus-Riding Dog, and the ALA-ALSC Notable Children's Book Dogs on Duty: Soldiers' Best Friends on the Battlefield and Beyond. Dorothy is a founding board member of iNK Think Tank, an online company dedicated to connecting educators and young readers with dynamic nonfiction books and their authors. Dorothy lives in Montana with her food-writer husband, Greg. For more information, check out her author page on Facebook and visit her website, DorothyHinshawPatent.com, and her blog, DogWriterDorothy.com.
William Muñoz is a professional photographer and published photo-illustrator of more than ninety-five children's books, including many with Dorothy Hinshaw Patent. He lives in Montana with his family. For more information, follow William Muñoz Photography on Facebook.
"Patent's text burbles with liveliness." —Kirkus Reviews
"This book about canines is sure to make fast friends with young readers." —School Library Journal
"The engaging cover will make this a natural draw for dog lovers, but be sure to promote this as a STEM title, too." —Booklist
"This could launch a thousand science fair experiments, fuel some arguments with parents about the need for a dog, and divert some reluctant readers who find everything easier when there are critters involved." —The Bulletin
"Patent gives readers a fresh perspective on this human-animal bond." —Publishers Weekly