A guide for young readers to befriend and care for dogs of all shapes, sizes, and personalities from the dog-loving kid behind the viral Twitter account I've Pet That Dog!
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.
This fact-filled and fun guide features: • Helpful instructions on how to pet that dog. Step one: Ask the caregiver! • Tips for reading dog body language—how do you tell when a puppy wants to play? • Fascinating facts and stories of amazing dogs from history. Did you know dogs poop in alignment with the north-south axis of the Earth’s magnetic field? • A dog personality quiz and your very own Dog Tracker to record all the dogs you meet!
This kid-friendly handbook pairs joyful illustrations with an interactive format. With step-by-step guides, fascinating stories, and helpful tips, Pet That Dog! makes a perfect gift for dog-curious kids and dog lovers of all ages.
And for feline fans, check out Pet That Cat! A Handbook for Making Feline Friends.
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.
Susann Hoffmann is a freelance illustrator and author of children’s books. With her colorful drawings she wants to brighten up the world and put a smile on old and young faces alike. Susann lives in Hamburg, Germany, and likes to spend her free time on the couch with a cup of tea and a good book.
“A positive, practical guide for young people who want to make canine friends.”—Virginian-Pilot
“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 fun read…[and] a terrific present for a young dog lover in your life.”—DogODay