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Spring 2022

Los perros de servicio (Service Dogs)

From the Series Los trabajos de los perros (Dogs on Duty)

In Service Dogs, beginning readers will learn about dogs that work to help people with disabilities perform tasks. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they are introduced to dogs’ behaviors, training, and job responsibilities.

Supplementary back matter summarizes the jobs they perform, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about service dogs online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Service Dogs also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index.

Service Dogs is part of Jump!’s Dogs on Duty series.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-1-63690-415-3
$26.99 $18.95
978-1-63690-417-7
$35.00 $26.25
Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 3
Reading Level Kindergarten
Category Leveled Readers
Subject Animals
Copyright 2022
Publisher Jump!, Inc.
Imprint Bullfrog Books
Language Spanish
Publication Date 2022-01-01
BISACS JNF003060, JNF053180, JNF024070
Dewey 636.7
Features Glossary of key words, Index, and Table of contents

Reviews

SLJ Review of Los trabajos de los perros (Dogs on Duty)

Repetition, early words, and simple narrative structure are major strengths in this series about the many service functions performed by working dogs. Herding dogs, military dogs, search and rescue dogs, and service dogs are profiled in these Spanish/English books for early readers who are practicing their literacy skills in both languages.

High-quality visuals display these working dogs in action as they herd cattle, assist the U.S. military, and help people who experience disabilities, and feature short captions to reinforce new ideas.

Consistent with this publisher’s previous releases, text, pictures, and blocks of color are well-balanced on each page, with plenty of space around letters and words to ensure comprehension. Short, simple sentences make this series a great option for readers who are starting to read aloud ­independently, while helping readers to build a bilingual vocabulary.

VERDICT: This simple series is an early literacy standout for public and school library collections.

Author: Marie Brandle

Illustrator: N/A