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For the Love of Dogs: An A-to-Z Primer for Dog Lovers of All Ages

4.29  ·  Rating details ·  35 ratings  ·  13 reviews
Expressing the passion felt for pets using all 26 letters of the alphabet accompanied by rhymes, colorful illustrations, and informative text, this tribute to dogs explores the canine obsession in a fresh and humorous way. Readers will enjoy fun facts and may be surprised to learn that English foxhounds make terrible apartment dwellers, Portuguese water dogs have hypoaller ...more
Hardcover, 48 pages
Published February 1st 2011 by Triumph Books
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Pam
Feb 08, 2018 rated it liked it
Take a trip through the alphabet with all types of dogs.
Natosha Ann
Aug 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A really great, short, children's book

This is a book that I will happily read to my young niece. It is a short, sweet A to Z ode to dogs. It's really an adorable work.
Lauren
Apr 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
I love this non-fiction book by Allison Weiss Entrekin and the amazing life filled illustrations by Mark Anderson. It explores all things dogs by using the alphabet to walk the reader through the book. It is particularly cool because each page has an easy rhyme such as "B is for Beagles, a howling good breed. They'll wake up the neighbors, But love you indeed." Then on the page below the rhyme is a paragraph of information about the poem. So the book can be read by younger readers for the rhymes ...more
Lis Carey
Jan 21, 2011 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: young children; older readers who enjoy dog art
This is an alphabet book, using dogs, with cute little rhymes and charming illustrations. Along with the alphabet, it includes information about dogs--popular breeds, basic care, and behavior. It's bite-sized information for kids, with more information for older readers in smaller (but not small) print below the rhyme.

It's a lovely book, to read to your kids, or to leave out on the coffee table to enjoy the art.
Peacegal
Oct 22, 2012 rated it liked it
This picture book is a decided improvement upon the similarly themed W is for Woof. I was jumping for joy that in this book, "A" stands for "Adoption," complete with information about animal shelters! Hooray!

Unfortunately, not every page is illustrated, which is a real shame, because the illustrations are a lot of fun.
Mrs. Hassig
Jan 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
If you love doggies you'll love the poetry and illustrations in this book! We had the Blessing of Animals at my church yesterday morning and I came right home and read this book! Pets are such amazing creatures and add so much to our lives. Where would we be without them - the author and illustrator celebrate that in this book! ENJOY!
Tiffany
Mar 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
Several of the watercolor illustrations capture the energy and whimsy of the dog breeds that are featured.
Beverly
Jun 17, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: jnf-600-dogs
I would have given this book 4 stars, except that there were no collies or shetland sheepdogs anywhere in the book! Very nice illustrations, though.
Sarah
Feb 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Just something fun from the Book Fair. Gabe and I agree that the dog on the cover definitely looks like Spot.
Nancy Sievert
Mar 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
A TO Z FOR DOG LOVERS!
Kellie
Jun 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Love it. :)
Diane
May 08, 2011 rated it it was amazing
this is a GREAT book! though cheating a little for a reading "challenge." Buy it for the cute verses, for the good information, and for the artwork by Mark Anderson.
Ali Martini
Oct 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Great illustrations. ABC's of dogs, fun and informative
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