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Dogs have been integrated into human society since before recorded history and have played important roles as hunters, protectors, guides, and most of all, companions. No one knows this better than Kurt F. Suss, a professional trainer and life-long dog lover. These stories look at the many ways dogs have affected his life, from memories of his grandfather’s beloved spaniel through his four decades training professional animals. He has worked with tracking and search dogs, narcotics dogs, and family dogs in need of a nudge in the right direction. Collected here are the lessons he’s learned along the way, including training tips, hilarious adventures, and memories of the pups that have become family. This book is an offering to anyone with a love of dogs and everything they do to make our lives better.
Due to torticollis, Kennedy hasn’t been able to turn her head to the left! When her neck is finally freed, she discovers that her head is lumpy as a result of positional plagiocephaly! Luckily, Mommy knows some inventors who can make a helmet to align Kennedy’s head. Kenny Gets Her Crown explains the ‘why’ of cranial helmeting to ease understanding for the wearer, siblings, classmates, parents, and peers. It is a resource for parents, siblings, schools, daycare providers, and professional pediatric clinics to help families navigate and normalize this process that affects so many families each year. Acknowledging differences in each other and seeing differences as positives provides a helpful narrative for those educating little ones on the normalcy of helmets and assuring them that there is nothing negative, scary, or wrong with children who wear them.
How are koalas born? Do they grow up just like me or you? Find out all about the life cycle of the koala in this fascinating nonfiction book for young readers. Dozy, A Journey from Embryo to Koala takes children on a journey to explore the life cycle of a koala, from embryo, to joey, to adult. Along the way, kids learn all kinds of fun koala facts, and are invited to use actions with interactive prompts like pulling down a branch and tickling the top of Dozy’s head. This STEM-focused story helps readers learn to count and make smart food decisions. The story is interactive, educational, and fun, targeted to children seven years old and under. Dozy, A Journey from Embryo to Koala is the second book of the Life Cycle Series. The first book in the series, Little Bark, A Journey from Egg to Frog, is about the life cycle of a frog. Educators, parents, and other guardians can use this series to teach children about science and the animal kingdom using a STEM-focused interactive platform. Its interactive narrative encourages children to participate in the learning process, while the different animals they meet along the way makes the series fun as well as educational.
A dreaming child sails into a magical realm where capricious animals are munching on crunchy snacks and tasty treats. This charming alphabet book uses haiku to paint funny, quirky and beautiful pictures of what each letter of the alphabet is up to on its corresponding BC island. Other than the obvious letter-sound correlation, the book can be a springboard for older children to falling down delightful rabbit holes of research using the internet: * relating foods to their natural climate zones: pineapples growing on Pender would be wonderful, but... * learning some of the obscure facts of BC Island history: one of the islands was a leper colony for afflicted Chinese Immigrants; what was their story? * using Google Earth to find and fly over the BC islands, and "Hey! Isn't that one a lake?" * writing haiku poetry: seventeen syllables in three lines, no exceptions! * discerning reality from imagination: do dragons really eat dates? Written with visions of snuggling together while perusing the images, debating facts, and searching the BC map, each letter story balances on the fantasy/reality divide, leaving questions and answers to the readers to discuss and resolve. The author offers this reading advice: Search for the islands, think of foods and animals, decide true or false.
Sticky loves to go out with his pals and explore new places. There are so many things to see and new experiences to have! Sticky rides a bike through a park, and doesn’t give in to being afraid when he falls off. He goes to a party in the park, and rides along on a firetruck as they go to fight a fire. Soon Sticky is ready for bigger adventures. He explores neighborhoods as close as his own backyard in New York City and as far as Memphis, Tennessee, and Dallas, Texas. He eats a King Cake during Mardi Gras, and learns to ride a horse at the rodeo. During his travels, Sticky and his pals visit landmarks and spend time educating themselves about local history and traditions. With a passion for travel and a list of new adventures, Sticky's only question is, "Where to next?" In Sticky's Adventures, kids learn about the joys of travel and adventure as they follow Sticky on each of his new experiences. It’s easy to see that childhood is full of new things, but Sticky reminds us that the adventure is never over. There are always more places to see and more things to learn when we travel.