Published by Crown Books for Young Readers
Summary: Man’s best friend gets a closer look in the three sections of this book. The first discusses the history of dogs, and how they evolved from wolves to partner with humans. Part two, “The Science of Love” looks at how dogs’ brains work and what their body language and barks can communicate to humans. The final section shows how contemporary humans and dogs share lives. The topics change quickly, with each two-page spread featuring a new heading and lots of adorable and sometimes funny photos. Includes a long list of additional resources and source notes. 64 pages; grades 1-4.
Pros: This book will be irresistible to dog lovers, not only because of the incredibly cute photographs, but also the interesting and relevant information (who doesn’t want to know what their dog is thinking?). A perfect STEM title for all readers.
Cons: Sorry, I just can’t think of anything negative in the presence of all those cute puppies.