Solid advice, fun facts, inspring stories from history, silly quizzes, and a dog-tracking log for all the puppers you'll be petting! Gideon has been on a quest to pet all the dogs for a couple of years now and he's really good at it (you can follow him on social media to see). One of my favorite parts of this guide: all the cute pictures and how they show dog body language! Once you learn that, you're well on your way to being a dog petter extraordinaire!
From 11-year-old dog-loving Gideon Kidd of the viral Twitter account I've Pet That Dog comes a guide for young readers to befriend and care for dogs of all shapes, sizes, and personalities!
Pet That Dog! A Handbook for Making Four-Legged Friends is an illustrated guide to meeting, petting, and caring for dogs by Gideon and his mom, Rachel Braunigan. Learn how dogs communicate through body language, helpful tips for safely interacting with dogs, and fun facts about dogs to share with friends. (Did you know that all-white dogs are more likely to be deaf? Or that dogs poop in alignment with the north-south axis of the Earth’s magnetic field?) You can even keep track of the pups you meet with your very own Dog Tracker.
With an interactive format and joyful illustrations of lovable dogs, Pet That Dog! makes a perfect gift for dog lovers and dog-curious kids.
About the Author
Gideon Kidd is an 11-year-old boy from Iowa. He began documenting each dog he petted by posting pictures and stories about them online. He has now pet over 1,000 dogs and has over 300,000 Twitter followers. Gideon loves dogs and hopes to meet and pet as many as he can. Follow along on Twitter @IvePetThatDog, Instagram @_ivepetthatdog, and his website ivepetthatdog.com.
Rachel Braunigan is Gideon’s mom. A social worker turned stay-at-home mom, she has four sons. Rachel assists Gideon with his project by taking pictures and helping in his never-ending quest to pet more dogs.
“Cheerful, humorous, full-color illustrations and background art add visual interest and feature ethnically diverse humans. Gideon's infectious enthusiasm for his subject shines out from the engaging and chatty text...Fact-filled fun for any child drawn to canines.”—Kirkus Reviews
“A fun book for dog lovers or those hoping to love a dog soon.”—School Library Journal
“A positive, practical guide for young people who want to make canine friends.”—Virginian-Pilot