Saturday, November 23, 2019

Superpower Dogs

Peters, Stephanie True. Halo: Disaster Response Dog
March 5th 2019 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Library Copy

Halo is a Dutch Shepherd puppy who is chosen by successful dog trainer Cat because of her curiosity. The dog is trained to work with lots of distractions and be able to sniff out people during times of crisis and help rescue them. We follow Halo's training regimin and also get notes about times that rescue dogs were used historically, and also information about types of breeds used for this work, tips for how to be a dog handler, and some true stories interspersed with Halo's journey. Eventually, Halo is certified and goes to a disaster area with Cat to help save people.
Strengths: This is a great blend of a story with some factual information that my fans of dog books will find fascinating! If you have readers who like Klimo's Dog Diaries, these are a must!
Weaknesses: Even though these are technically 636.73, I think I will shelve them in the fiction section, or my readers won't pick them up.
What I really think: Glad I purchased. These will get checked out the minute they make it onto the new book shelf!

Peters, Stephanie True. Henry:Avalanche Rescue
June 4th 2019 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Library Copy

This book follows Henry, who works with CARDA (Canadian Avalanche Rescue Dog Association). It has full color, glossy stills from an IMAX movie, which makes me wonder if there will be three more books in this series.

This had a lot more factual information, but my readers will still enjoy the story.

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