A Dog's Best Friend

A Dog's Best Friend
A Dog's Best Friend

A Dog's Best Friend

An Activity Book for Kids and Their Dogs
By Lisa Peacock, Foreword by John Caruso



176 Pages, 9 1/2 x 7

Formats: Trade Paper, PDF, EPUB, Mobipocket

Trade Paper, $12.95 (US $12.95) (CA $19.95)

ISBN 9781556523625

Rights: WOR

Chicago Review Press (Aug 1999)


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American Booksellers Association Children's “Pick of the Lists”
Owning a pet can teach a child responsibility, patience, confidence, and the satisfaction of a job well done—and best of all, it’s fun! Over 60 inventive activities and crafts such as Can Do Canine Show and Dog Day Story teach kids about taking care of their pooch pal while promoting a long-lasting relationship. Games such as musical chairs, burying bones together, and throwing a frisbee and flyball; fun things to make such as a rag rug, a pooch pillow, and a puppy bed; and yummy treats to cook such as crunchy dog biscuits and a dog food cake get kids involved with taking care of their dog’s needs while teaching healthy care-giving techniques and fostering a deep friendship. In addition, A Dog’s Best Friend includes information about dog obedience training; a reading list of children’s animal books; listings of Web sites, pet-care resources, and animal organizations and events; and amusing trivia for dog lovers.


“Good, basic advice, simply stated, is interspersed with enough fun projects to hold the attention of youngsters both two-legged and four-legged.” —Betty White, actress and dog lover

“Shares a wide variety of activities that provide countless hours of indoor entertainment for everyone.” —Dog World magazine

“Dogs deserve a lifelong commitment of responsible caring, and Rosenthal’s book deserves praise for helping children play their part.” —The Humane Society of the United States

“Novel ideas to strengthen the canine/child connection.” —Dog World magazine

Author Biography

Lisa Rosenthal is a pet owner and playwright. She lives in Chicago. John Caruso is the director of humane education at the Anti-Cruelty Society.