Publisher description for May I pet your dog? / by Stephanie Calmenson ; illustrated by Jan Ormerod.


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Children encounter dogs wherever they go: in the park, on the sidewalk, at their friends' homes. Sometimes it's love at first sight, on both sides--but not always. The right way for a child to approach a dog to ensure that the first connection is a complete success begins with this question to the owner: "May I pet your dog?" Using Harry the dachshund as a gentle guide, Stephanie Calmenson addresses this valuable yet overlooked topic with care and precision, and Jan Ormerod's warm illustrations portray a wide variety of breeds and personalities and depict situations that are realistic but never scary. Unique and straightforward, this is the essential guide to bringing children and dogs together--for kids and parents alike.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Dogs -- Fiction.
Pets -- Fiction.
Friendship -- Fiction.
Safety -- Fiction.