Sunday, April 4, 2021

Atlas of Dogs

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Atlas of Dogs is a fun and well illustrated catalog of dogs & dog breeds by  Štěpánka Sekaninová. Due out 27th April 2021 from Albatros Media, it's 104 pages and will be available in hardcover format.

Although it's aimed at younger readers, this collection includes a really surprising number of lesser known dog breeds and lots (and lots) of facts and trivia about dogs and canine history. The art is simple and colorful but well done and full of details. The different breeds are clearly recognizable and the stories are fun and engaging. 

The dog breeds are grouped by category:  sight hounds, scent hounds, pointers & setters, terriers, sheepdogs & cattle dogs, retrievers, spitz & primitive breeds, dachshunds, pinschers schnauzers & molosser breeds, and companion dogs. Each breed is illustrated with a short and simple description including some general characteristics and activity levels. Scattered throughout the book are nicely illustrated stories about heroic and amazing dogs throughout history.

This would be a good choice for public or school library acquisition, gifting, or for families doing research with an eye to adopting a new canine family member.

Five stars

Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.

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