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From Wolf to Woof by Hudson Talbott
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From Wolf to Woof by Hudson Talbott
Apr 12, 2016 | ISBN 9780399546273

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    Apr 12, 2016 | ISBN 9780399254048 | 5-8 years

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“Hudson Talbott writes nonfiction picture books with narrative flair. . . . He toggles gracefully between the real and the fictional as he explains how modern dogs evolved from wolves and why dogs, more than any other type of animal, are so closely integrated into day-to-day human life. . . . Concicely delivered information. . . . Talbott’s nimble, sweet art pulls everything together so beautifully, it’s hard to imagine the childstory-lover or fact-lover, dog-lover or notwho would not be drawn in by this book. What Talbott is giving his young readers is not just the facts about where dogs came from. . . . He has provided a marvelous demonstration of that most ancient of techniques that blends the factual and the fictional to arrive at a kind of deep knowledge.”The New York Times Book Review

“Talbott presents an imaginative origin for the early human-wolf bond and explores how that bond changed both species. . . . Appealing story. . . . Lively. . . . The concise narrative, cohesive design, and well-executed illustrations make this story easy to understand and appreciate.”Kirkus Reviews

“An engaging, fact-based myth explaining the evolution of dogs and how interwoven our history is with theirs. A charming mutt narrates the tale. . . . Evocative pencil-and-watercolor art. . . . Seamlessly describes how his subspecies continues to provide important services to people. . . . The wolves, however, are never forgotten, and their endangerment is mentioned, too. . . . Young  readers will likely learn a lot about humans’ best friend.”Booklist

“The mixed-media art is tender and playful. . . . Talbott explores a broad concept within a cozy narrative framework, celebrating modern dogs while reminding readers that today’s wolves ‘need our help if they are to survive.’”Publishers Weekly

“Charming. . . . Young readers will love the nonverbal clarity of the image[s]. . . . This big story in a small package hews close to current scientific understanding and is likely to be popular.”School Library Journal

“Lively, child-friendly illustrations make this an accessible introduction to the topic for 4- to 8-year-olds.”The Wall Street Journal

“Did you ever wonder how humans and dogs came to depend upon one another? Talbott weaves the answers to these questions into a unique myth of origin tale. . . . Dog and wolf lovers, as well as fans of ‘myth of origin’ stories will enjoy this book. . . . Can be enjoyed as a read aloud to inspire young writers to fashion their own stories of origin or how something has come to be.”School Library Connection

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