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Why do dogs sniff bottoms? (Favourite Pets)

Curious questions about your favourite pet

Lily Snowden-Fine, Dr Nick Crumpton


A humorous book that poses and answers twenty questions about man’s best friend and what makes them so unique

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This book will help children to understand what’s so unique about a dog’s body and its behaviour and why they deserve to be well cared for. The book also profiles famous dogs from history and popular culture, including the dog-headed Egyptian god Anubis and internet sensation Boo, the cutest dog in the world (according to Google). By incorporating zoological informwation about the canine species with stories from history, art, religion and popular culture, Why do dogs sniff bottoms? celebrates why dogs have been such dear pets to us for centuries.

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Book Details

Format: PLC (no jacket)

Size: 30.0 x 23.0 cm

Extent: 48 pp

Publication date: 5 March 2020

ISBN: 9780500652022

Contents List

Born to be tame: Are dogs still wild? • All dogs great and small: How many different dogs are there? • Dog meet dog: Why do dogs sniff bottoms? • Get tails wagging: How do you speak dog? • Herding dogs: Do dogs have jobs? • Showtime: Why do dogs play dead? • Mountain dogs: Why don’t some dogs get cold? • Hunting dogs: Why are dogs good hunt • Dog’s best friend: Why are dogs so loyal? • Loud dogs: Why do dogs howl at sirens? • Dog heroes: Can dogs save lives? • Terriers and dachshunds: Why do dogs dig? • Gnarly dawgs: Why do dogs like surfing? • Always hounding: Why do dogs chase cats? • Media mutts: Why does my dog have more followers than me? • Home alone: What does my dog do when I’m gone? • Give a dog a bone: Why do dogs chew bones? • Potty training: Why does dog poo smell so bad? • Mythical mutts: Who is the most legendary dog? • Dog words

About the Author

Lily Snowden-Fine is an illustrator and painter based in Toronto. Her clients include The New York Times and The Globe and Mail among others. She was the voice of the original Peppa Pig when it first aired in 2004. Her parents are Academy Award-winning animators Alison Snowden and David Fine. Dr Nick Crumpton is a zoologist at University College London, and has worked at the Natural History Museum and for the BBC as a journalist and researcher. He is the author of The Amazing Animal Atlas.

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