From 11-year-old dog-loving Gideon Kidd of the viral Twitter account I’ve Pet That Dog comes a guide for young readers to befriend and care for dogs of all shapes, sizes, and personalities!
Pet That Dog! A Handbook for Making Four-Legged Friends is an illustrated guide to meeting, petting, and caring for dogs by Gideon and his mom, Rachel Braunigan. Learn how dogs communicate through body language, helpful tips for safely interacting with dogs, and fun facts about dogs to share with friends. (Did you know that all-white dogs are more likely to be deaf? Or that dogs poop in alignment with the north-south axis of the Earth’s magnetic field?) You can even keep track of the pups you meet with your very own Dog Tracker.
With an interactive format and joyful illustrations of lovable dogs, Pet That Dog! makes a perfect gift for dog lovers and dog-curious kids.
About the Authors
Gideon Kidd is an 11-year-old boy from Iowa. He began documenting each dog he petted by posting pictures and stories about them online. He has now pet over 1,000 dogs and has over 300,000 Twitter followers. Gideon loves dogs and hopes to meet and pet as many as he can. Follow along on Twitter @IvePetThatDog, Instagram @_ivepetthatdog, and his website ivepetthatdog.com.
Rachel Braunigan is Gideon’s mom. A social worker turned stay-at-home mom, she has four sons. Rachel assists Gideon with his project by taking pictures and helping in his never-ending quest to pet more dogs.
Trade Paperback | 128 pages