“Made for Each Other: Why Dogs and People are Perfect Partners,” by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent with photographs by William Munoz; and “Football Freddie & Fumble the Dog: Gameday in Philadelphia” by Marnie Schneider and Susan T. Spencer with Kelsey Wilson illustrations are both for kids, and my eight and ninth pet books of Christmas.
“Made for Each Other: Why Dogs and People are Perfect Partners:” Perhaps pet food companies touting dogs as wolves should read this kids’ book with an explanation of how dogs evolved from wolves, but a wolf species that is now long extinct.
The book also notes that homeless dogs today still survive today on human garbage, not as hunters (as wolves are) – so their diets are very different.
There’s even an accurate chart in this book, which the popular press that continues to perpetuate that dogs are wolves, should pay attention to. Again, this is a book for children!
The book explains how dogs might even join us at the office, how dogs assist people with disabilities, and how simply put – dogs are good for us.
Love the part about Chaser, the world’s smartest dog, and also how scientists define canine intelligence, even offering the most recent science on the topic. I’ve written about what Hungarian researchers have learned regarding canine cognition, but finding this information written for children is quite impressive.
“Dogs’ bark also reveal their feelings. . . Wolves, on the other hand, rarely bark.”
“Football Freddie & Fumble the Dog: Gameday in Philadelphia:” Fumble the dog and his person, Fredericka, visit Philadelphia. On their way to an Eagles football game, they visit places like Independence Hall and learn about the Declaration of Independence and the Liberty Bell, and learn about why our Founding Fathers rang the 2,080 lb. bell.
Eventually, Frederick (Freddie for short) and Fumble the dog do make the Eagles game. The big question, where will the next adventure be for Fumble and Freddie?