Do you know that?
In one day, your blood travels 12,000 miles around your body. That’s four times the distance across the US from coast-to-coast.
The only part of the body that has no blood supply is the cornea in the eye. It takes in oxygen directly from the air.
The enamel on the top surface of our tooth is the hardest part of the entire body.
You have no sense of smell when you're sleeping.
The brain grows quickest till the age of 5.
Every drop of blood in your body is filtered by your body over 300 times a day.
Your skeleton keeps changing every 10 years that means your bodies keep renewing themselves so every 10 year you have a new skeleton.
Blinking helps to wash tears over our eyeballs. That keeps them clean and moist.
Our fingers don't have any muscles. The muscles which move our finger joints are located in the palm and up in the forearm.
An average person has over 1,460 dreams a year which is about 4 dreams every night.
All babies are color blind when they are born so they only see black and white.
Blood is 6 times thicker than water.
Inside all of us is around 0.2 milligrams of gold, most of which is in our blood.
If the human brain were a computer, it could perform 38 thousand-trillion operations per second. The world’s most powerful supercomputer can manage only .002% of that.
As you read this book over and over to your child it won't be long before they are the ones pointing to the picture and telling you what it is. The author Katy Gleit wrote this book for her own two grandchildren Dani and Deia: In "Your Body: 100 Illustrated Fun Facts " your children are given a well-selected knowledge along with entertaining information about the human body. In addition, a set of wonderful pictures show exactly what a human body looks like.
Do you know that?
Tyrannosaurus Rex was taller than a modern day giraffe and measuring in at half the length of a small blue whale.
Tyrannosaurus Rex measured up to 13m (42ft) in length, 4m (13ft) at the hip!
The skull of a Tyrannosaurus Rex alone measured up to 1.5m (5ft) long.
They weighed 8 tons (more than a garbage truck).
Tyrannosaurus was cannibalistic.
The calculations suggested that adult T. Rex could have generated from 35000 to 57000 newtons of force in the back teeth, or the equivalent of three times the force estimated for a great white shark, 15 times the force of an African lion, 3 1/2 times the force of an Australian saltwater crocodile and around 7 times the estimated force for Allosaurus.
The average Tyrannosaurus Rex lived about 30 years.
The first, fragmentary fossils of Tyrannosaurus Rex were discovered by the famous paleontologist Edward Drinker Cope in South Dakota in 1892.
Tyrannosaurus Rex was named in 1905 by by Henry Fairfield Osborn.
The largest specimen of Tyrannosaurus Rex nicknamed “Sue” was found in South Dakota in 1990.
T. Rex probably had about 200 bones, roughly the same as us.
T. rex was a relatively smart dinosaur. Although the ratio of brain size to body mass was very small for T. Rex, it was larger than most other dinosaurs.
T. rex's brain was larger than the human brain, but the cerebrum (the part of the brain that we use to think) was tiny.
T. Rex went extinct during the K-T mass extinction, about 65 million years ago.
As you read this book over and over to your child it won't be long before they are the ones pointing to the picture and telling you what it is. The author Katy Gleit wrote this book for her own two grandchildren: In " Tyrannosaurus Rex: Illustrated Fun Facts " your children are given a well-selected knowledge along with entertaining information about these amazing creatures. In addition, a set of wonderful pictures show exactly what a Tyrannosaurus Rex looks like.
Do you know that?
The whale shark is the largest fish. No fish is bigger than this 40-foot-long whale shark. The 30-foot-long basking shark is the second largest.
Bull sharks are one of the only species that can live in fresh water.
Sharks seem to be more threatened by vertical height than length, and quick, sudden movements are more likely to provoke attack.
There is a shark called the Dumb Shark. It is also called the False Cat-shark. It can grow up to 10 feet long and lives in deep, cold waters.
The pelagic thresher shark's tail is nearly as long as its body. Nearly half of this shark's 20-foot length includes its tail.
Whale sharks don't chew their food. Inside a whale shark's mouth are 3,000 to 5,000 teeth, arranged in rows. However, each tooth is so small it is useless for biting or chewing.
The jaws of bigger sharks are about twice as powerful as the jaws of a lion.
Basking sharks suck in more than 10,000 quarts of plankton-filled water an hour.
Baby sharks are born with sharp teeth and the ability hunt right from the start.
Sharks can see almost as well behind them as they can in front.
As you read this book over and over to your child it won't be long before they are the ones pointing to the picture and telling you what it is. The author Katy Gleit wrote this book for her own two grandchildren. In "Sharks: 101 Illustrated Fun Facts " your children are given a well-selected knowledge along with entertaining information about these creatures. In addition, a set of wonderful pictures show exactly what a sharks looks like.
Do you know that?
A cat usually has about 12 whiskers on each side of its face.
A cat’s back is extremely flexible because it has up to 53 loosely fitting vertebrae. Humans only have 34.
A cat’s heart beats nearly twice as fast as a human heart, at 110 to 140 beats a minute.
During the nearly 18 hours a day that kittens sleep, an important growth hormone is released.
Cats have 32 muscles that control the outer ear (humans have only 6). A cat can independently rotate its ears 180 degrees.
Cats have about 130,000 hairs per square inch (20,155 hairs per square centimetre).
Cats make about 100 different sounds. Dogs make only about 10.
A cat almost never meows at another cat, mostly just humans. Cats typically will spit, purr, and hiss at other cats.
The biggest wildcat today is the Siberian Tiger. It can be more than 12 feet (3.6 m) long (about the size of a small car) and weigh up to 700 pounds (317 kg).
The cat who holds the record for the longest non-fatal fall is Andy. He fell from the 16th floor of an apartment building (about 60 m) and survived.
The most popular pedigreed cat is the Persian cat, followed by the Main Coon cat and the Siamese cat.
As you read this book over and over to your child it won't be long before they are the ones pointing to the picture and telling you what it is. The author Katy Gleit wrote this book for her own two grandchildren Dani and Deia: In "Cats: 100 Illustrated Fun Facts " your children are given a well-selected knowledge along with entertaining information about these amazing creatures. In addition, a set of wonderful pictures show exactly what a cats looks like.
Do you know that?
Tigers are the biggest cats in the world.
Tigers are an endangered species; only about 5,000 to 7,400 tigers are left in the wild.
There are a greater number of tigers in captivity in the US alone than there are wild tigers left on earth.
Tigers prefer to hunt large prey by ambush. If you look at a tiger, it is less likely to attack, as it has lost the element of surprise. In some locations in India, people traditionally wear a mask on the back of their head while walking through forests to prevent tigers from pouncing from behind.
Tigers are very adaptable in their hunting techniques. Although they prefer to kill by attacking the neck, they do not do so when they recognize it is inappropriate. A large crocodile might bite down on a swimming tiger, which will immediately blind the reptile by striking it in the eyes. A crocodile’s neck is covered with thick amored skin, so the tiger will instead flip the animal over and eviscerate its soft belly.
Siberian tigers are the heaviest subspecies at 500 or more pounds (225 kg), with males heavier than females. The lightest subspecies is the Sumatran; males weigh about 250 pounds (110 kg) and females around 200 pounds (90 kg).
Tiger stripes are like human fingerprints; no two tigers have the same pattern of stripes.
Tiger cubs are born blind and weigh only about 2 to 3 pounds (1 kg), depending on the subspecies. They live on milk for 6-8 weeks before the female begins taking them to kills to feed. Tigers have fully developed canines by 16 months of age, but they do not begin making their own kills until about 18 months of age.
To show happiness, tigers squint or close their eyes. This is because losing vision lowers defense, so tigers (and many other cats) only purposefully do so when they feel comfortable and safe.
Tigers can sprint at over 60km/h for short distances.
As you read this book over and over to your child it won't be long before they are the ones pointing to the picture and telling you what it is. The author Katy Gleit wrote this book for her own two grandchildren Dani and Deia: In "Tigers: 100 Illustrated Fun Facts " your children are given a well-selected knowledge along with entertaining information about these amazing creatures. In addition, a set of wonderful pictures show exactly what a tigers looks like.
Do you know that?
The nine planets are the most important members of the Sun's System. In order of distance from the Sun, they are: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Plato.
Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars, are small rocky bodies.
Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune are giants, made up mainly of gas.
Pluto is tiny ball of rock and ice.
The Sun is nearly ten times bigger across than Jupiter, and it could swallow more than a million Earths.
Earth is bigger than four of the planets - nearby Venus, Mars and Mercury, and tiny distant Pluto.
Jupiter is by far the largest of the planets and has more mass than all the other planets put together.
Jupiter measure nearly 143 000 kilometers across, which is 11 times bigger than Earth.
Even though Jupiter is so big, it takes less than 10 hours for it to spin round once: this means that its surface is spinning round at s speed of 45 000 km an hour. This is 30 times faster than Earth spins.
Once it was thought that Saturn was the only planet that had rings around it because they were the only ones that can be seen through a telescope.
Close-up photographs taken by the Voyager space probes have shown that the other three gas giants - Jupiter, Uranus and Neptune - have rings too, but their rings are much thinner, narrower and darker than Saturn's.
Ancient astronomers could only see five planets in the night sky until 1781. In this year was built a telescope powerful enough to spot Uranus.
Uranus was the first of three "new" planets to be discovered after 1781.
Neptune was discovered in 1846.
Pluto was discovered in 1930.
Saturn is surrounded by a set of bright, shining rings and when you look at the planet though a telescope it is very beautiful.
Saturn is the lightest (last dense) of the planets. It is lighter even than water - if you could place it in a huge bowl of water, it would float.
Pluto travels more than 7000 million kilometers away from the Sun. It takes nearly 248 Earth years to circle the Sun once.
Mercury is the planet closest to the Sun.
Mercury is the fastest-moving planet, whizzing round the Sun in just 88 days.
Being close to the Sun, Mercury gets extremely hot.
As you read this book over and over to your child it won't be long before they are the ones pointing to the picture and telling you what it is. The author Katy Gleit wrote this book for her own two grandchildren Dani and Deia: In "Planets: 100 Illustrated Fun Facts " your children are given a well-selected knowledge along with entertaining information about the planets of our Sun's System. In addition, a set of wonderful pictures show exactly what a planets looks like.
Do you know that:
The scientific name for someone who studies Prehistoric life is a Paleontologist.
The smallest dinosaurs were called Lesothosaurus, they were about the size of a chicken.
The biggest dinosaur ever is believed to be a Sauropod called Amphicoelias. This gigantic dinosaur could have reached as long 60 metres (200 feet) in length and weighed up to 120 tons.
The weight of one Argentinosaurus was 120 tons – equal to 100 elephants.
Birds descended from a type of dinosaurs known as theropods.
Tyrannosaurus lived throughout what is now western North America 67 to 65.5 million years ago. Tyrannosaurus was a carnivore with a massive skull balanced by a long, heavy tail.
Although other theropods rivaled or exceeded Tyrannosaurus rex in size, it was the largest known tyrannosaurid and one of the largest known land predators, the most complete specimen measuring up to 12.3 m (40 ft) in length, up to 4 meters (13 ft) tall at the hips, and up to 6.8 metric tons in weight. The undisputed king of the Cretaceous, this dinosaur may have lived to the ripe old age of 100 years. These dinosaurs had the longest teeth of any known dinosaur, sturdy backbones, and muscular necks.
Man evolved around 65 million year after dinosaurs became extinct.
The skull of a Tyrannosaurus rex alone measured up to 1.5m (5ft) long.
As you read this book over and over to your child it won't be long before they are the ones pointing to the picture and telling you what it is. The author Katy Gleit wrote this book for her own two grandchildren: In "Dinosaurs: 101 Illustrated Fun Facts " your children are given a well-selected knowledge along with entertaining information about these amazing creatures. In addition, a set of wonderful pictures show exactly what a dinosaurs looks like.
Do you know that?
Japan has 10% of the world’s active volcanoes.
Iceland is made up almost entirely of volcanic rocks like those found on the ocean floor. It gradually built up above sea level through intense and prolonged eruptions.
In August 1986, a cloud mixture of carbon dioxide and water rose from Lake Nyos, a crater lake in Cameroon (western Africa). The heavy gas cloud flowed downhill and gathered in the valleys, asphyxiating 1,700 people and 3,500 livestock living in the villages below.
An acid lake in the crater of Kawah-Idjen in Indonesia absorbs gases rising from the volcano, creating a lake so toxic it can burn through human flesh in minutes
Magma is Latin for “dregs of ointment,” which derives from the Proto Indo-European mag meaning “kneading.” The term “magma” in its geological sense as molten rock was first used in 1865.
The earliest known picture of a volcano is the nearly 8,000-year-old wall painting of an eruption of Hasan Dag volcano in Turkey. The houses of a town, Çatalhöyük, can be seen at the mountain’s base.
In Japan, “baths” in warm volcanic sand are believed to cure many illnesses.
The largest volcano found in the solar system is Olympus Mons on Mars, though it is now extinct.
Venus may have at one time produced more volcanoes than any other planet in our solar system, though they are all now extinct.
While no other planet besides Earth shows active volcanoes, Io, one of Jupiter’s moons, shows volcanoes that are erupting.
The most lava ever recorded from a single eruption was the 1783 Laki eruption in Iceland. Though there was no single big explosion, this eruption killed one fourth of Iceland’s population by producing poisonous gases and clouds of ash that resulted in widespread crop failure and starvation.
As you read this book over and over to your child it won't be long before they are the ones pointing to the picture and telling you what it is. The author Katy Gleit wrote this book for her own two grandchildren Dani and Deia: In " Volcanoes: 100 Illustrated Fun Facts " your children are given a well-selected knowledge along with entertaining information about the volcanoes. In addition, a set of wonderful pictures show exactly what a volcanoes looks like.
A Kansas City Children’s Book Award for Grades 1–3
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Marley, a lovable Labrador retriever, is always getting himself into trouble. Some may say he is the world's worst dog. But those who know and love Marley understand that nothing can stop his loyalty, exuberance, and passion—not even the Grogans' screen door! How this big, rambunctious dog becomes the heart of the Grogan family is the story of Marley.
My Life in Dog Years is a book for every dog lover and every Paulsen fan--a perfect combination that shows vividly the joy and wisdom that come from growing up with man's best friend.
From the Hardcover edition.
Gary Paulsen, three-time Newbery Honor author, is no stranger to adventure. He has flown off the back of a dogsled and down a frozen waterfall to near disaster, and waited for a giant bear to seal his fate with one slap of a claw. He has led a team of sled dogs toward the Alaskan Mountain Range in an Iditarod -- the grueling, 1,180-mile dogsled race -- hallucinating from lack of sleep, but he determined to finish.
Here, in vivid detail, Paulsen recounts several of the remarkable experiences that shaped his life and inspired his award-winning writing.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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"Money will buy a pretty good dog, but it won't buy the wag of his tail."
― Josh Billings
German Shepherds are intelligent, versatile and faithful dogs. They have outstanding characteristics, and excel in almost anything they do. This breed is well known and among the 10 most popular breeds in the U.S. But, what makes them so popular?
To begin with, their skills extend beyond the home. They are used in law enforcement, serving with police and even the military. They also help with special needs. For example: With those who are handicapped and require constant attention.
However, their skills do not end there. Does the name Rin-Tin-Tin ring a bell? He was quite famous and appeared in many movies and shows. He was so popular he received hundreds of fan letters, sometimes thousands per week!
And after the World Trade Center disaster, faithful German shepherd dogs risked their lives to comfort rescue workers and help find those who were missing.
German shepherds are also excellent watchdogs. Their alert and often suspicious nature, can serve to protect both you and your family from strangers. However, this aspect of their personality may not appeal to you, if you are looking for a more guest friendly dog.
This breed has a high energy level. Originally when this dog was first bred, it was for working purposes. The idea was to help herd flocks, get them into groups and so on.
This all day task helped to shape a strong and high energy dog that requires a lot of activities to keep their attention. It is important to take note of this part of their personality. Why? Well, if they do not get the attention they need their boredom (even frustration) will shine through, with lots of barking and chewing. Depending on how loud it gets, it may drive you up the wall!
Despite this aspect of their personality, there is no doubt German Shepherds are amazing dogs, and a wonderful asset to any home. And with proper training and loving attention, they will stand by you through thick and thin. Not a bad description to add to the list of… man’s best friend!
Ten Dog Breeds
Bestselling author John Davidson presents "Dogs For Kids – Amazing Animal Books For Young Readers". Beautiful Pictures and easy reading format will help children fall in love with Dogs. This is one of over 30 books in the Amazing Animal Books for Young Readers Series. http://AmazingAnimalBooks.com
The series is known as one of the most beautiful on the kindle. The pictures look great even in black and white and are excellent on the full color kindle.
Lots of facts and photos will help your children learn about this wonderful animal. Children are given a well-rounded understanding of this beautiful animal: its anatomy, feeding habits and behavior.
*** You and your kids will love learning about Dogs***
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What would you like to receive as a Christmas present? A toy? Book? That does not sound bad. But how do you like to have something lively, adorable and playful? All in a single package. Yes, you guessed it right. The dog – A man’s best friend.
Had a bad day? Feeling low? Then its time to have a dog. There is nothing more comforting than the feeling of someone anticipating your return from work. That friendly bark, affectionate lick and the deep imploring eyes as if understanding all what you mean are some comforts no other animal could provide except for a dog, of course.
This faithful animal could be a true companion throughout your life standing next to you. Working alongside humans from the good old days, these creatures have proven to be loyal friendlier than many of our human friends. The relationship we share with dogs is special and nobody can deny that. They have a special place in our heart.
Join us as we explore about the top 10 dog breeds while discussing about the interesting facts about each breed in detail to understand what makes them stand out from the rest. This is an opportunity to make your own choice before heading to a pet store or.. look for the perfect Christmas present.
DK Readers is a multi-level learning-to-read program combining DK's highly visual style with appealing stories at five graduated levels. Stunning photographs and engaging, age-appropriate stories are guaranteed to capture a child's interest while developing reading skills and general knowledge. DK Readers allow progression from stories for beginning readers with simple sentences and word repetition through to stories with rich vocabulary and more challenging sentence structure for proficient readers. Written by leading children's authors and compiled in consultation with leading literacy experts.
When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in Magic Tree House Merlin Mission #18: Dogs in the Dead of Night, they had lots of questions. How do St. Bernards help find avalanche survivors? Who are some of the most famous war dog heroes? What breeds make good service dogs? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts.
Filled with up-to-date information, photos, illustrations, and fun tidbits from Jack and Annie, the Magic Tree House Fact Trackers are the perfect way for kids to find out more about the topics they discovered in their favorite Magic Tree House adventures.And teachers can use Fact Trackers alongside their Magic Tree House fiction companions to meet common core text pairing needs.
Did you know that there’s a Magic Tree House book for every kid?
Magic Tree House: Adventures with Jack and Annie, perfect for readers who are just beginning chapter books
Merlin Missions: More challenging adventures for the experienced reader
Super Edition: A longer and more dangerous adventure
Fact Trackers: Nonfiction companions to your favorite Magic Tree House adventures
Have more fun with Jack and Annie at MagicTreeHouse.com!
Level 1 DK Readers feature read-together stories for children just beginning to learn to read. They use short, simple sentences, simple vocabulary, word repetition, and large type. Strong visual clues and special picture dictionary boxes help children with new words. Lively stories feature characters and topics that are familiar to young children.
DK Readers combine an enticing visual layout with high-interest, easy-to-read stories to captivate and delight young bookworms who are just getting started. Written by leading children's authors and compiled in consultation with literacy experts, these engaging books build reader confidence along with a lifelong appreciation for nonfiction, classic stories, and biographies.
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10 Important Facts about Puppies
Best Ways to Care for Puppies
How A Puppy Grows, Develops and Behaves
How to Choose a Breed
So Many Different Types of Puppies to Choose From
How To Train Puppies Quickly And Easily
How Save Money on Dog Vaccinations
Introduction to Dog Breeds
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10 Important Facts about Puppies
More than likely, if you have a puppy, you might be wondering how to properly integrate this new animal into your life. Puppies require quite a bit of attention and love, as well as proper training when you are just starting out. Although they can be the most adorable creatures on the planet, they can also cause a considerable amount of problems. Depending upon the type of breed that you're working with, they may or may not be very easy to train. Regardless of how much work it will take, if you truly love animals, and want your puppy to grow up to be a healthy loyal friend and protector, there are a few tips and strategies you ought to know. In this article, we will present 10 facts about puppies that you ought to know.
1 - Puppies are born after a 63 day gestation cycle, which means the mom is only pregnant for 63 days.
2 - Puppies are born almost helpless, but they have several natural instincts the moment they are born.
3 - Puppies instinctually are able to nurse right after birth, and will spend a large portion of their time feeding and sleeping.
4 - The first couple weeks, puppies will be unable to open up their eyes.
5 - In the first few months of their life, they will grow very rapidly developing both physically and socially.
6 - Despite an independent nature, they learn quite a bit from their littermates soon after they are born.
7 - Puppies require quite a bit of socialization, meaning you will have to spend a great deal of time with them in order to familiarize them with their surroundings.
8 - Every puppy needs to be taken to the veterinarian within two months of their birth, not only for a check-up, but to get the initial shots that they will need.
9 - Puppies need to be dewormed at an early age, and they should also be checked for potentially deadly conditions such as Parvo.
10 - At some point, puppies will have to be potty trained, something that should start about two months after they are born.
Although there are many more facts about puppies that you can learn, the best thing you can do is learn from experience, and also apply all of the techniques that you learn from books, the Internet, and people that have successfully trained puppies before. Having a puppy is a wonderful experience, but it takes hard work and dedication to allow them to become healthy adult dogs that you will love for many years to come.
Meet Gabe. Gabe had an important job: He used his canine sense of smell to find weapons before they hurt anyone. Gabe saved lives! When he wasn’t sniffing out explosives in Iraq, Gabe spent his time cheering up wounded soldiers in the hospital and visiting schools across the United States! Read his action-packed story to find out more about what he did and what made Gabe a hero dog!
Emerging readers will love discovering the inspiring, action-packed story of a different heroic dog in each book of the Hero Dog series.
©2014 American Humane Association. The American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards™ is a trademark of the American Humane Association.
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.
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A few Labrador facts you may like to know.
A few German shepherd facts you may like to know.
A few Poodle facts you may like to know.
A few Rottweiler facts you may like to know.
A few Boxer facts you may like to know.
A few Golden retriever facts you may like to know.
A few Beagle facts you may like to know.
A few Terrier facts you may like to know.
A few Bulldog facts you may like to know.
A few interesting Dachshund facts you may like to know.
Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.
‘Man’s best friend.’ Is this the way you feel about your dog? I am sure you do! But do you know why domestic dogs are called man’s best friend? It’s because of their great loyalty, companionship and close relationship with humans over the years.
A dog will stick to your side through thick and thin, just like a real friend. And there are amazing stories which prove this fact. If you would like to read some of them, ask your parents to help you search online.
So, can you think of a particular dog you like? Many people have their own favorite and over the years, the American Kennel Club has published a list of the most beloved dogs. Can you guess which ones made the list?
Of course people’s likes and dislikes tend to change over time, but for most of us, our love for dogs remain the same. How do you think the dogs feel in return?
Did you know a dog can predict your behavior instinctively? He can ‘scent’ what you will do way before you do it. I know mine does. He always knows when I’m going to bathe him, and does his best to run away!
The University of Abertay in Dundee actually did a study and found this to be true. A dog’s ability to ‘predict our desires’ is so keen, perhaps future generations of dogs won’t need that much training! Pretty neat, don’t you think?
For this reason and more, dogs are renowned around the world for their constant devotion, and their right to be called… ‘Man’s best friend.’
Born on a crocodile farm in Zambia's untamed South Luangwa Valley, the puppy seemed different from his littermates. Too quiet. Unresponsive. Terriers are usually full of energy and bouncing off walls. But not this one. Nobody wanted him. Enter Anna and Steve Tolan—former police officers who had left behind their life in England to live in the African bush. People thought the Tolans were a bit different, too. The peculiar puppy suited them perfectly. They named him Bulu, or "wild dog" in the local Nyanja language.
Living in the bush, Bulu not only found his voice, he also found his calling as a foster parent to the orphaned baby animals—including warthogs, monkeys, elephants, baboons, bushbucks, and buffalo—cared for by the Tolans. But Bulu's protective nature led him into terrifying situations in the wild. It's a miracle he survived! But survive he did, disarming people with his wacky ways and nurturing once-unwanted creatures like him until they too could be set free. Bulu's story is a joyful confirmation of dogs as unique spirits, capable of love, compassion, and bravery.
Packed with vivid descriptions of encounters with crocodiles, lions, leopards, poisonous snakes, armed poachers, and more—and illustrated throughout with black-and-white photographs—Bulu: African Wonder Dog is a great resource for meeting Common Core State Standards that will be enjoyed by readers of all ages.
From the Hardcover edition.
Includes an author's note.
As a young pup, Pudsey always knew he was somehow different to other puppies. While his brothers and sisters contented themselves with chasing their tails, he sat apart, hoping for something more. Pudsey: A Pup Star's Story tells the story of his incredible, inspirational journey, straight from the dog's mouth.
• For Children Ages 4 to 8
• Learn About your favorite Animal Horses
• Colorful pages filled with beautiful photos and fun facts about Horses
• Your Child will love learning to read with this great book about Horses
Make sure and check out our other My Favorite Animal books from Xist Publishing.
With Suryia and Roscoe it is!
Dogs and orangutans rarely meet, and when they do, they are naturally shy around each other. But when Suryia the orangutan first meets Roscoe, a stray dog, they become best friends from the start.
Set on a preserve for rare animals, The Institute of Greatly Endangered and Rare Species (T.I.G.E.R.S.) in South Carolina, here is a true story of a remarkable friendship between two unforgettable animals.
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"Dogs are miracles with paws."
- Susan Kennedy
Poodles may be seen as ‘all beauty and no brains. Some have even labeled them proud and high minded…but nothing could be further from the truth!
This breed is highly intelligent, very obedient and active. They are also eager to please and more than willing to give you their affection and care.
And when it comes to perfecting skills, a Poodle can hold its own against any other breed of dog. Perhaps this is one reason why it does so well at dog shows. Poodles have been honored many times at Conformation Shows for their skillful ability. That they manage to do this while looking good is quite a feat!
Their elegant nature has won them many awards and their signature “clippings” is also well known. Over the years they have won the hearts of many owners, and today are considered one of the Top 10 dog breeds by the American Kennel Club. They also make excellent companions and are a great part of any home, especially those with young ones.
In France, Poodles were used as a water retriever. Do you know what this means? The name rather gives it away. This breed was used to “retrieve” objects in the water. For example: When prey fell into the water, the Poodle would return the prey to their owner without damaging it. However, as years went by France loved the breed so much it didn’t take long for the Poodle to become its national breed.
Today, we see Poodles in a lovable light. These elegant creatures are a wonderful example of nature’s diversity and beauty. With intelligent minds and good looks, Poodles have become a part of many homes and hearts. Because of their kind demeanor, they are highly recommended for families with children and will add a wonderful addition to a loving home.
What follows is a remarkable and unlikely friendship. Kate successfully raises Pippin to be an independent deer, and Pippin always returns from the forest to visit her best friend.
With simple text and stunning photographs, Kate and Pippin, and their one-of-a-kind friendship, come to life in an irresistible way!
After retiring from the circus, Tarra became the first resident of the Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee. When other elephants moved in and developed close friendships, only Tarra remained alone—until the day she met a stray mixed-breed dog named Bella. From then on, the two were inseparable.
Color photographs of Tarra and Bella at home in the Elephant Sanctuary deftly illustrate this inspiring story of inter-species companionship.
This is the honestly true story of Tray, the dog that dug for dinosaurs.