Inside of a Dog -- Young Readers Edition

What Dogs See, Smell, and Know

Illustrated by Sean Vidal Edgerton
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About The Book

From an animal behaviorist and dog enthusiast comes an adorable, “engaging, and comprehensive” (School Library Journal) guide to understanding how our canine friends see the world based on the #1 New York Times bestselling phenomenon, Inside of a Dog—now adapted for a younger audience!

Want to know what dogs are thinking? What they feel, and what they can spell with that great big nose of theirs?

Here’s your chance to experience the world nose first, from two feet off the ground. What do dogs know, and how do they think? The answers will surprise and delight you as dog owner and scientist Alexandra Horowitz explains how our four-legged friends perceive their daily worlds, each other, and us! This book is as close as you can get to knowing about dogs without being a dog yourself.

About The Author

© Vegar Abelsnes

Alexandra Horowitz is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell, and Know and On Looking: A Walker’s Guide to the Art of Observation. She teaches at Barnard College, where she runs the Dog Cognition Lab. She lives with her family and two large, highly sniffy dogs in New York City.

About The Illustrator

Sean Vidal Edgerton studied Plant Sciences and Ecology & Evolutionary Biology at UC Santa Cruz and then went on to complete a graduate program in Science Illustration at CSU Monterey Bay. Since then he’s worked as wildlife illustrator in Madagascar, entomological illustrator at the Smithsonian, and now botanical illustrator at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco. His work is driven by his passion to blend the worlds of art and science. His portfolio focuses on the beauty of natural history, biodiversity, and organisms poorly understood and in dire need of our conservation efforts.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (March 22, 2016)
  • Length: 256 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781481450959
  • Grades: 3 - 7
  • Ages: 8 - 12
  • Lexile ® 890L

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Raves and Reviews

"Clearly and confidently written, engaging, and comprehensive, this title will delight dog lovers and budding scientists."

– School Library Journal

"Readers, especially those with dogs, will find the information fascinating . . . This exploration of what makes dogs behave as they do is comprehensive and interesting."

– Kirkus Reviews

"[Horowitz] offers commonsense advice in understanding pooches."

– Booklist

PRAISE FOR INSIDE OF A DOG ADULT EDITION

"Discover why your dog is so sensitive to your emotions, gaze, and body language. Dogs live in a world of ever-changing intricate detail of smell. Read this captivating book and enter the sensory world of your dog."

– Temple Grandin, author of Animals in Translation and Animals Make Us Human

"Inside of a Dog is a most welcome authoritative, personal, and witty book about what it is like to be a dog. This engaging volume serves as a corrective to the many myths that circulate about just who our canine companions are."

– Marc Bekoff, author of The Emotional Lives of Animals and Wild Justice: The Moral Lives of Animals (with Jessica Pierce)

"Invites readers to learn more than they’ve ever dreamed about the canine species."

– School Library Connection

Awards and Honors

  • CBC/NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book

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