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How dogs work : a head-to-tail guide to your canine / written by Daniel Tatarsky ; illustrated by David Humphries.

Tatarsky, Daniel, (author.). Humphries, David, (illustrator.).

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Fosston Public Library 636.7 TAT (Text) 33500013498639 New Available -
Hawley Public Library 636.7 TAT (Text) 33500013498647 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780744029116
  • ISBN: 0744029112
  • Physical Description: 160 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm.
  • Edition: First American edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : DK Publishing, [2021].

Content descriptions

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Includes index.
Summary, etc.:
"From nose to tail and everything in between--this is your definitive visual guide to understanding your four-legged friend! When your dog looks at you with those big, expressive puppy-dog eyes, do you ever wonder what's going on in their fur-covered heads? This dog book for adults will help you gain invaluable canine insight through quirky illustrations and infographics. The unique dog encyclopedia explores and explains the world of dogs: the dog in pictures--with more than 500 original illustrations; encyclopedic in scope--covers dog behavior, psychology, communication, history and dog breeds, as well as celebrity pups and record-breaking hounds; dog infographics that communicate facts and ideas in a fun way; and witty language that will both inform and entertain readers. Do you walk your dog or does your dog walk you? Can you teach an old dog new tricks? What is your dog saying with its wagging tail? The fun infographics book gives you all the essential facts about dogs to help you translate their curious canine behavior. Covering history, breeds, dog care and training, How Dogs Work is the perfect gift for dog lovers of all ages--from 9 to 109! From how dogs evolved from the wolf and our favorite pet to the finer points of working dogs and show dogs--this unique dog guide is a wonderful celebration of man's best friend! Learn what experts believe the cute doggy head tilt could mean, explore what your dog's wagging tail could be saying about their mood and discover the world's fastest dog that's twice as quick as Usain Bolt. This a must-have book for every soon-to-be dog whisperer!" -- Description provided by publisher.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 November #1
    The next time Fido's cool, damp nose nudges you before dawn, you notice teeth marks on your antique rocking chair, or wonder what a Crusader would have fed Rover for lunch, grab this book. How Dogs Work is an affectionate compendium of all things canine. Each page is a colorful combination of storybook drawings and playfully written text covering the eager, inquisitive face, the exuberant wagging tail, and everything in between. Tatarsky explains that your dog has 319–321 bones depending on tail length; Ken-L Ration, the first canned dog food, was not marketed until 1922, and Rin Tin Tin made it famous; and the Turnspit Dog was bred to turn the roast in the kitchen, a skill rarely prized today. For those choosing a breed, he advises that you ask: is the breed friendly, alert, reserved, quiet, earplug-vocal? Will it serve to keep your feet warm on a bitter cold night? Tatarsky gives readers the sort of book a dog might like—if they had opposable thumbs and could read. This is worthy of any collection serving dog owners, trainers, breeders, groomers, and weekend cynologists. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Daniel Tatarsky has written or cowritten 13 books, which have been translated into more than 10 languages. He lives in London with his wife Katie and their border terrier Rooney.

David Humphries has illustrated many advertising campaigns, from NatWest Bank to Royal Mail. He also draws pictures for newspapers and magazines, including the Guardian and Reader's Digest. He lives in London with his wife, two children, and seven bikes.

Subject: Dogs.

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