Dogs and Us

Dogs and Us

A Fifteen-Thousand-Year Friendship

Written by: Pantaleo, Marta
Illustrated by: Pantaleo, Marta
Translated by: Bibo, Debbie
Translated by: Ghione, Yvette
ages 3 and up / grades P and up

A celebration of one of the most enduring love stories throughout the ages: the one between dogs and humans!

Dogs and humans go back a long way – thousands of years, to be precise! As humans evolved, dogs did too, and we got to know, trust and understand each other instinctively. Whether they helped to protect us from danger, or sniffed out new routes to faraway places, dogs have been by our side throughout history.

In the modern world there are all kinds of dogs: some dogs are working dogs, and help us with herding, hunting or rescuing. And some dogs share our houses and our lives! Together forever, dogs and us!

This narrative nonfiction picture book traces the special relationship between humans and our furry companions — a perfect introduction to the wonderful world of dogs! Includes backmatter with further information on common dog breeds featured in the book.


Key Text Features

illustrations

facts

 

Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.K.6

Name the author and illustrator of a text and define the role of each in presenting the ideas or information in a text.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.1.2

Identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.

A celebration of one of the most enduring love stories throughout the ages: the one between dogs and humans!

Dogs and humans go back a long way – thousands of years, to be precise! As humans evolved, dogs did too, and we got to know, trust and understand each other instinctively. Whether they helped to protect us from danger, or sniffed out new routes to faraway places, dogs have been by our side throughout history.

In the modern world there are all kinds of dogs: some dogs are working dogs, and help us with herding, hunting or rescuing. And some dogs share our houses and our lives! Together forever, dogs and us!

This narrative nonfiction picture book traces the special relationship between humans and our furry companions — a perfect introduction to the wonderful world of dogs! Includes backmatter with further information on common dog breeds featured in the book.


Key Text Features

illustrations

facts

 

Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.K.6

Name the author and illustrator of a text and define the role of each in presenting the ideas or information in a text.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.1.2

Identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.

Published By Groundwood Books Ltd — Oct 1, 2024
Specifications 48 pages | 10.5 in x 8.375 in
Written By

MARTA PANTALEO is a freelance illustrator who studied graphic design and photography at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome and illustration at MiMaster in Milan. She has created illustrations for children’s books, magazines and international publications that include the New York Times. Her work has been selected and exhibited at the Society of Illustrators of New York, the Shanghai International Children’s Book Fair and the Bologna Children’s Book Fair exhibition. She lives in Rome, Italy.

Illustrated by

MARTA PANTALEO is a freelance illustrator who studied graphic design and photography at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome and illustration at MiMaster in Milan. She has created illustrations for children’s books, magazines and international publications that include the New York Times. Her work has been selected and exhibited at the Society of Illustrators of New York, the Shanghai International Children’s Book Fair and the Bologna Children’s Book Fair exhibition. She lives in Rome, Italy.

Written By

MARTA PANTALEO is a freelance illustrator who studied graphic design and photography at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome and illustration at MiMaster in Milan. She has created illustrations for children’s books, magazines and international publications that include the New York Times. Her work has been selected and exhibited at the Society of Illustrators of New York, the Shanghai International Children’s Book Fair and the Bologna Children’s Book Fair exhibition. She lives in Rome, Italy.

Illustrated by

MARTA PANTALEO is a freelance illustrator who studied graphic design and photography at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome and illustration at MiMaster in Milan. She has created illustrations for children’s books, magazines and international publications that include the New York Times. Her work has been selected and exhibited at the Society of Illustrators of New York, the Shanghai International Children’s Book Fair and the Bologna Children’s Book Fair exhibition. She lives in Rome, Italy.

Audience ages 3 and up / grades P and up
Key Text Features

illustrations; facts

Common Core CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.K.6
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.1.2