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In Prison Puppies, young readers will meet the hardworking dogs in the Puppies Behind Bars program. This organization teaches prison inmates to raise puppies that will later work as service dogs for people living with disabilities. The prisoners teach the dogs the skills theyll need to assist their future owners, from basic commands like come here and sit, to more complica ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published January 1st 2011 by Bearport Publishing
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Good companion book to "Tuesday Tucks Me In." Tuesday was also part of a "prison puppies" program before she was given to author Luis Carlos Montalvan. Meish Goldish has written an informative non-fiction text that permits young readers to consider service dogs for therapy, the blind and physically handicapped, police tasks and rehabilitation of prisoners. Full-color photos enhance the text. Useful and engaging.
Wow! Such a beautifully written, and illustrated book about puppies that are being raised in prisons. The author uses vivd language and real photographs of the puppies to show readers how puppies are being used in prison to not only learn how to serve people with disabilities in the future but to also teach the prisoners. The prisoners train the puppies to sit, stay, come, heal, and harder tasks like turning lights on and off and shutting doors. The prisoners learn how to be responsible, compass ...more
When I first saw this book I didn't know if I should read it or not since I am a dog lover and the title just made it seem like this book was going to be about animal abuse, but I gave it a chance, and I am very happy that I did! This book is an excellent book to read to children because it is important to learn about people with disabilities since as children they don't know rightly. This book does a great job teaching what dogs help with what and the training that goes behind it all. Such an a ...more
When I first looked at just the cover of the book, I thought that this book was going to be really sad. When I read the book I found out I was completely wrong. This book is about prisoners who train dogs for blind people. It went through all the stages of how the prisoners get them as very young puppies to the training to sending them away to live with impaired people.
The layout and writing was a little too "textbook-y" for my liking, the book is a great springboard for students to research prison training programs to help incarcerated individuals become productive members of society.
Nov 11, 2013 Sean Gresham rated it really liked it
This is great for many students I have had who love all things animals. It could be a prompt to ask what they could do to make a difference in their community. Problem solving and creativity