Reviews for Helpers

School Library Journal Reviews 2010 December

Gr 4-7--Attractively designed and packed with information, these titles introduce readers to the highly trained and useful animals that serve humanity. From a rat on bomb patrol for the military, a farm dog guarding sheep, and police rescue bloodhounds to the miniature therapy horses in nursing homes, these volumes speak to the history and current uses of animals in the workforce, as well as the human needs that precipitate them. Extremely current, Helpers shows Paula Abdul walking beside 2010 American Idol participant Scott MacIntyre and his guide dog. The composition of each page is attractively set up with well-selected and -reproduced stock and historical photos. Qualifications, training, vocabulary, enhanced with true stories and directions into how readers can develop a career in fields associated with animals, are addressed.--Nancy Call, Santa Cruz Public Libraries, Aptos, CA

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