By Amanda Chin
Published: November 30, 2009
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by Dr. Amanda Chin. (Author), by Luke Feldman (Illustrator)
Reading Level: 4-9 year olds
Paperback: 104 pages
Publisher: AAHA Press (November, 2009)
What to Expect: Dogs, Cats, Fun Pet Games, Activities, Cooking
Pets are an everyday part of childhood for more than 60% of the United States’ population. As we head toward the holiday season families will spend more time with their family pets or even consider a new furry family member. There are many wonderful reasons for adopting a pet. They promote the advancement of social attributes in children, including companionship, nurturing, love, affection, responsibility and respect. However, this human-animal bond can quickly dissolve, creating an unsafe environment for the child and the pet if simple safety is not practiced.
Pets’ Playground: Playing Safe in a Dog-and-Cat World, a fun and educational children’s book, was created to help provide children ages four to nine gain the necessary skills and knowledge to promote safety for both children and their pets while strengthening the human-animal bond.
Pets’ Playground teaches children:
• Pet behavior and feelings
• Pet toys and playtime
• Healthy meals and treats for pets
• Good pet care and responsibility
• Creepy crawlies that pets and kids need to avoid
• Household safety and poisonous plants
• Visits to the vet
• And more!
Pets’ Playground: Playing Safe in a Dog-and-Cat World, written by Amanda Chin, BVSc, and illustrated by Luke Feldman includes 18 diverse activities to help enhance the learning experience. More fun and games for children and their families can be found at www.kidsandpetsafety.com.
Add this book to your collection: Pets’ Playground – Playing Safe in a Dog-and-Cat World
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Dr. Amanda Chin, veterinarian, author, and international spokesperson, has developed a career in promoting preventive medicine to preserve the human-animal bond. She consults on several animal-related issues, including nutrition, behavior, and parasite prevention, and is passionate about using education to create a safe and fun environment for people and their pets.
The American Animal Hospital Association is an international organization of 6,000 veterinary care teams, comprised of more than 40,000 veterinary professionals, who are committed to excellence in companion animal care. Established in 1933, the Association is well-known among veterinarians for its leadership in the profession, high standards for veterinary practices and pet health care, and most importantly, its accreditation of companion animal practices. For more information about AAHA, visit the Association online at www.aahanet.org.
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