I Like Mixed-Breed Dogs
Written by Linda Bozzo
I Like Mixed-Breed Dogs is one book in the “Discover Dogs with The American Canine Association” series. The mission of the ACA is to provide dog owners with the educational support they need for training, caring for and raising healthy pets.
Mixed breed dogs are special pets because each one is different than the other. Often times, mixed breed dogs are available for adoption, maybe older than puppies and may require special care.
This book teaches young people all about mixed breed dogs in a language they can understand. The purpose of the book is to educate children who may want a dog for a pet. The books sets out to let kids and their parents know that owning a dog is a very big responsibility and it is a long term commitment that the entire family takes on.
This easy-to-read book is filled with cute dog pictures that would make anyone want to run out and get a pet. Along with these pictures are bits of important information about feeding, exercising and grooming a dog.
I Like Mixed-Breed Dogs is a great book for any 3rd grade reader; it contains age appropriate vocabulary for this reading level. The author also includes a list of words to know toward the end of the book.
Children at the third grade reading level will find the book easy to read and will enjoy learning about taking care of a dog. The book will re-enforce reading level skills, as well as comprehension skills. This book can serve as a starting off point for discussion about being responsible for another living creature. The book can be used as an introduction to keeping a pet in a classroom environment.
Teachers can encourage students to further their research by showing the kids how to access the ACA website which contains a page geared toward kids. Two websites listed on the last page of the book are: http://acakids.com/ and http://loveyourdog.com/mixedbreeds.html.