The Year of the Puppy: How a Puppy Becomes Your Dog (Hardcover)

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The Year of the Puppy: How a Puppy Becomes Your Dog (Hardcover)

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What is it like to be a puppy? What's going on in their minds? In this adaptation for young readers, Alexandra Horowitz answers those questions all kids have--and more!

Few people get to meet their dogs on the dog’s actual first birthday. Most of us missed the day our puppy opened her eyes, the first sweet sounds she made, or watching her learn to walk, bark, and play with her siblings. But the dog scientist Alexandra Horowitz got to. She met a litter of newborn pups, and traces their journey through their first year of life.

In this adaptation for young readers, follow along as one of the litter, Quiddity, grows from a sweet potato-sized puppy who can’t lift her head to a member of Horowitz’s family. Equal parts scientific and adventurous, Alexandra Horowitz’s delightful study of her own puppy’s developing personality is an enticing read that will answer every question a reader could have during a puppy’s first year.
Alexandra Horowitz observes dogs for a living. Her research began more than two decades ago, studying dogs at play, and continues today at her Dog Cognition Lab at Barnard College. She is the author of Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell, and Know and three other books: On Looking; Being a Dog; and Our Dogs, Ourselves. She lives with her family of Homo sapiens, Canis familiaris, and Felis catus in New York City.
Product Details ISBN: 9780593351307
ISBN-10: 0593351304
Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: April 16th, 2024
Pages: 224
Language: English
"Readers interested in a dog’s world and how humans and dogs communicate will find a wealth of information here. A focused and earnest guide for young dog lovers." Kirkus Reviews