Book review: Hero Service Dogs, by Jennifer Boothroyd

Boothroyd, Jennifer.  Hero Service Dogs. Lerner Publications, 2017. $20.32. ISBN 9781512425413. 32 pages. Includes glossary, Further Reading, index. Ages 5-10. P8 Q7

Four classifications of service dogs are explained in this book.  As dogs are becoming more prevalent in society to help people with special needs, the information is more relevant.  Photographs help explain how the dogs provide service.  Captions provide similar information that is given in the text.  There is a glossary; however, the words in the glossary are not bolded in the text to direct the reader to the glossary for the definitions.

Verdict: With the more common use of service dogs in the community, this book is a great beginning for young readers to learn about them.

May 2017 review by Deborah Gwynn.


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