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Doggy Defenders: Dolley the Fire Dog
9781426332999 Hardcover English Juvenile: Age (years) from 4 - 8, Grade (US) from P - 3 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Animals / Dogs Aug 13, 2019
$13.99 CAD
Active 8.25 x 8.28 x 0.39 in 48 pages National Geographic Children's Books
Calling Paw Patrol fans and all dog lovers! Follow the real life adventures of dogs with jobs as they help their communities and save the day.

In this endearing read-aloud picture book, readers meet courageous canine Dolley, and follow her as she spends an exciting day at work with the fire department. Gorgeous photography brings to life Dolley’s role as a fire dog in Loudoun County, Virginia, U.S.A. Simple, lyrical text lets readers journey along as Dolley visits the site of a fire, trains to sniff out flammable items, and teaches kids about fire safety. Young readers will fall for this witty and daring tale of heroism, along with aww-worthy photographs. Good dog, Dolley!

Story Locale: Virginia

Series Overview: Calling Paw Patrol fans and all dog lovers! Follow the real life adventures of dogs with jobs as they help their communities and save the day. Releases with Doggy Defenders: Willow the Therapy Dog; Doggy Defenders: Stella the Search Dog; and Doggy Defenders: Tiger the Police Dog.

NEW SERIES ABOUT DOGS WITH JOBS! The Doggy Defenders series provides an engaging nonfiction alternative to books featuring licensed characters and the insanely popular Paw Patrol.

AWESOME TRUE TALES: Each book introduces young readers to a courageous real-life canine and their daring career to create a classic, collectible series.

EXCLUSIVE PHOTOGRAPHY sets this book apart from other early reader titles. Each book features exclusive images of real-life dogs.

REAL-WORLD KNOWLEDGE: Relatable scenes in real-world settings help kids understand the firefighting profession.


HIGH-INTEREST TOPIC: Kids love fire fighters, fire trucks, and dogs, and this book has it all!

National Geographic Kids inspires young adventurers to explore the world through award-winning magazines, books, apps, games, toys, videos, events, and a website, and is the only kids brand with a world-class scientific organization at its core. This book and series is created by National Geographic contributors, including researchers, photographers, content experts, and educational specialists.


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Review copy sent to 200+ top-tier librarians

Submitted for all major awards


12-page BLAD

Publicity: PUBLICITY

Book and education trade media

National and regional parenting publications

Children’s book and literature reviewers

Pet/dog print and online media

Children’s booktubers/bloggers

Local media where dogs/handlers reside

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