Made for Each Other: Why Dogs and People Are Perfect Partners

Dorothy Hinshaw Patent, photos by William Muñoz. Crown, $17.99 (64p) ISBN 978-1-101-93104-2
Over three chapters, Patent thoughtfully considers the enduring connection between dogs and people, which likely began as a mutually beneficial relationship between humans and wolves: “Maybe those ancient people put up with the garbage-eating wolves because they kept dangerous animals away and helped clean up their trash,” she posits. The second section looks at studies on canine cognition and behavior, including how a dog’s brain responds when thinking about food or seeing a familiar human, how they interpret human facial expressions, and whether they feel jealousy. A third section details the ways that dogs help humans as service and emotional support animals. Patent gives readers a fresh perspective on this human-animal bond in a book that’s sure to spark curiosity and discussion. Color photos, both from Muñoz and stock photo sources, appear throughout. Ages 6–9. Agent: Susan Schulman, Susan Schulman Literary. (Jan.)
Reviewed on: 02/12/2018
Release date: 01/23/2018
Genre: Children's
Library Binding - 64 pages - 978-1-101-93105-9
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