Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell and Know (Young Readers Edition)
By: Alexandra Horowitz
This book is about the way of dogs and not what we just assume, but what is really going on inside of dogs. Have you ever wondered why your dog loves rolling around in dead fish or mud? Well, this book has your answer!
I can’t exactly pick a favorite character in a book full of facts (but if I were to choose it would be Alexandra Horowitz’s dog, Pump, who has some stories about her in the book), so I’m going to tell you an interesting fact I read about at the beginning of the book. Let’s say your dog doesn’t like rain, so you put a rain jacket on him/her. Maybe they go outside in the rain, but it is not because they like the raincoat. Dogs come from wolves, right? Wolves stand on another wolves back or head to show that they are better than the wolf they are standing on. Putting a raincoat on your dog’s back is putting pressure on your dog’s back. They dog thinks you are saying you are in charge and you want the dog to go in the rain. Because you are in charge, he/she goes in the rain.
This book is for third-sixth graders and anyone interested in dogs. I think there is an adult version of the book as well.
I give this book 4 ½ out of 5 bookworms.
Lexi, The Reading Rockstar