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Children's Nonfiction Dogs

Dogs Who Work

The Canines We Cannot Live Without

by (author) Valeria Aloise

illustrated by Margot Tissot

translated by Jeffrey K. Butt

Initial publish date
Jan 2023
Recommended Age
10 to 11
Recommended Grade
5 to 6
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Jan 2023
    List Price

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All the real and important jobs dogs do, in one lavishly-illustrated book of more than 50 breeds.

Dogs save lives and protect property. They search for treasures and sniff out criminals. They guide people who cannot see and comfort those who are sick. Dogs Who Work is about all the important jobs that real dogs do every day. Along the way, you’ll meet the breeds that excel in certain skills, from guarding priceless paintings or assisting police or gathering tennis balls! You’ll even meet the mythological dogs who could fly or bring back the dead, and the famous dog who was elected mayor. This lavishly-illustrated book is a great introduction to all the dogs we love—and cannot live without.

About the authors

Contributor Notes

Margot Tissot is an illustrator and graphic designer from Lausanne, Switzerland. She loves to make illustrations of nature and animals, whether it is with a brush or on her computer. Valeria Aloise is a Swiss journalist who has a great passion for dogs. For the past 8 years she's had a French bulldog named Arnold (because he's as muscular as Arnold Schwarzenegger) who brightens her days with his snoring.

Jeffrey K. Butt is a translator residing in St. John’s, Canada. Jeffrey holds a Master of Arts degree in French from Memorial University of Newfoundland, as well as a Master of Philosophy in Literary Translation from Trinity College, Dublin. When not translating, Jeffrey enjoys spending time at his cottage, gardening, hiking, traveling, and practicing Taekwon-Do, in which he holds a 4th degree Black Belt.


Editorial Reviews

“Engaging and appealing for anyone with an interest in canines.” -Kirkus