Kids will be swept across world history as they learn the hilarious, fascinating, and complete story of man's best friend, from the first domesticated dogs, to the massive mastiffs that came over with Christopher Columbus on his voyage to the New World, to the pampered pooches of kings and queens, to hero dogs like Sergeant Stubby.
What is it we love about dogs so much? From ancient times to the present, dogs have guarded us, worked with us, marched off to war with us, and of course, just sat on the couch with us for a cuddle. Throughout the course of human history, this partnership deepened from dogs doing a service into friendship. Dogs have been by our side through it all, and this book tracks our common story from wild wolves in ancient civilizations to modern-day breeds, highlighting famous pooches of the past and present along the way. You'll chuckle through the ages as you catch up with the wonders of man's best friend.
About the Author
SARAH ALBEE is the author of dozens of children's books, including Bugged and Poop Happened (NYT best sellers) and Why'd They Wear That, a Eureka! book award-winner. She blogs daily on a variety of science and social history topics geared toward middle-grade readers (sarahalbeebooks.com/blog). She spent nine years as an editor at Children's Television Workshop, working primarily for Sesame Street and attending both the Bologna and Frankfurt Book Fairs.
"Dog Days of History will thrill both dog lovers and history buffs. It is a handy reference young readers are likely to return to again and again." -- Cybils Award Committee
"Dog Days is the perfect book for dog-obsessed kids and educators looking for a credible, kid-friendly classroom and library reference." -- Nerdy Book Club